As part of our commitment to minimise the environmental impact of our operations across the UK, US and Hong Kong we’ve joined the United Nations Race To Zero campaign.
Supporting young people with employment opportunities
Our Northamptonshire street lighting contract team have been working with our Corporate Charity Partner, Groundwork, to provide young people with employment opportunities.
Groundwork, who transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, support Green Patch, a flagship community garden project in Kettering that provides local young people from challenging backgrounds with the opportunity to learn skills that will help their transition into adult life.
Through My Contribution - our employee-led change programme - an ideas was raised to ringfence some of our emerging talent vacancies for young people from Green Patch, providing them with valuable work experience and life skills for the future.
After identifying suitable candidates, a group of four young people joined our Northamptonshire street lighting contract for a four-week work experience programme. Through the programme they learned about our business, developed skills as they helped deliver work activities and were support by our mentoring and buddy system.
Working closely with our supply chain partners and customer, our project team developed a cost-effective solution to reuse materials on-site.
Balfour Beatty has set out a roadmap to delivering a zero carbon construction site which we are trialling on a live site - the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Biomes Initiative.