Creating and delivering projects while being environmentally responsible is morally and commercially crucial to Simons and its customers.
Protecting the environment in which we work is second nature to us, from preserving wildlife on our sites to the materials we source.
We strive to incorporate sustainability into the design, development and construction of every project. Building projects in a sustainable way enables an extended building life, more efficient use of renewable sources and greater returns on investments.
Each of our business units is committed to flying the flag for sustainable construction – it is a fundamental part of what Simons is about.
Ensuring our internal processes are the best they can possibly be is at the heart of good governance and enables us to make sound business decisions.
We strive to be transparent and accountable, always following due process and being consistent with legislation. We believe our business is effective and efficient because we are inclusive and encourage participation from those affected by our actions.
Simons has a legal and moral duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of all its employees - a duty which includes temporary or casual workers and the self-employed, and extends to visitors to its premises, clients and the general public.
One of Simons core values is ‘Operating in a safe and healthy way’. This isn’t just about the way people work on site, it’s about the well-being of those people, the communities in which the business operates and the business itself.
Simons places great importance on the fact that all workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Read more about our commitment to Building Safer.
One of Simons' core values is 'Contributing positively to the communities in which we work'. Delivering projects to an excellent standard is what we do as a matter of course, but it's how we get there that matters. It's important that we make a positive difference by considering the impact our work has on the community and the legacy we leave behind.
We are proud to affiliated with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.
We also work closely with local schools, colleges and charities during the course of our work, to ensure we are integrated with the community. We make it our business to also be available to local residents and business owners, to talk through any concerns or questions they may have about a particular project.