Corporate Social Responsibility
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Building a better future.
Here at Arthur McKay, people are at the heart of the company. We understand that investing in our people helps develop a collaborative working approach which, in turn, delivers the best solutions for our clients.
It is Arthur McKay’s aim to be the contractor of choice for clients and we recognise that our people play the key role in helping us achieve this goal. By developing long term relationships with clients and suppliers, Arthur McKay provides greater continuity and increased efficiency on all its projects. As testimony to this commitment, Arthur McKay was recently awarded “Electrical Contractor of the Year” by industry body, SELECT. The company’s commitment to continuing professional development was a key factor in being presented this accolade.
Arthur McKay adopts an approach that seeks to continuously improve its health & safety culture and provision.
The company places a great emphasis on health & safety education. Arthur McKay’s number one priority is to keep everyone safe by employing safe working practices, first time, every time. Arthur McKay’s large in-house QHSE (Quality Health Safety and Environmental) department has the experience and qualifications to deliver IOSH accredited training (Institute of Safety and Health). This bespoke, in-house training prompts all colleagues to understand the consequences of their actions, or inactions, on their own wellbeing and that of others. Consequently, site accidents are minimised. Indeed, Achilles, which is recognised as the industry standard for supplier excellence, has accredited Arthur McKay with the highest, 5-star status for health & safety performance.
As a company, Arthur McKay’s objective is to develop our people to ‘be the best’ by reaching their full potential.
In order to achieve this, we have developed company-wide training programmes to ensure all colleagues are not only competent to fulfil their duties, but are continually up-skilled to reflect industry best practice and prevailing legislation. Here at Arthur McKay, we have developed a ‘learning culture’, whereby our colleagues continuously strive for innovation and improvement. The quality service we deliver is, quite simply, a reflection of this continuous investment in training and development.
At Arthur McKay we take real pride not just in delivering services, but in the community benefits generated for communities the length and breadth of the UK.
In 2017 Arthur McKay won the SELECT award for “Best Use of Training” in recognition of its industry acclaimed Apprenticeship Scheme. This creates employment opportunities UK-wide and, unlike other contractors’ schemes, Arthur McKay has no age limit criteria, helping to create employment opportunities for young people and adult returners to the workplace. Arthur McKay will always seek to give back to the community in which it operates, creating employment opportunities for local people, where possible.
As a leading service provider, Arthur McKay realises that its operations directly impact the natural and human environment and is committed to reducing its carbon footprint.
This commitment to the environment is as much a part of Arthur McKay’s core values and day-to-day work as it is an integral part of company policy. As a business, Arthur McKay operates in line with certified ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) accreditations. These environmental and energy management systems help Arthur McKay to deliver best practice in saving energy, reducing costs and meeting its sustainability objectives.
The business has developed a strategy to manage all waste streams in accordance with the waste hierarchy.
This starts with Arthur McKay’s in-house design and projects teams seeking out the most socially responsible ways to minimise the volume of site waste generated. Avoiding waste is a first priority, opting for reusable products, minimising packaging and optimising stock control processes to ensure that the correct amount of each product is purchased. Where waste cannot be avoided, Arthur McKay seeks to maximise the volume of waste segregated for recycling or re-use, as recorded in the Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for each project undertaken.
The business is fully committed to optimising efficient use of energy and water.
A key part of Arthur McKay’s environmental policy is the emphasis we place on communication and continuous improvement. Colleagues are empowered to devise innovative and sustainable solutions. This starts from new start inductions, when colleagues receive training on how their behaviours impact on energy and water consumption levels. At all levels, colleagues are educated and actively encouraged to reduce energy and water consumption, via refresher training, inductions, ‘toolbox talks’ and site management audits.
A large emphasis is placed on changing the behaviours of colleagues and clients with regard to reducing the environmental impact of day-to-day operations.
At Arthur McKay, we are committed to leading by example and demonstrating to our colleagues and clients that our commitment to energy savings is a living culture. For example, over the last five years, Arthur McKay’s stringent energy awareness has resulted in average reductions in CO2 emissions of 14% (for company cars) and 8% (for company vans), against the backdrop of an 81% increase in the number of fleet vehicles. By raising awareness and changing behaviours, in conjunction with targeting and incentivising project teams to improve results, Arthur McKay typically realises annual savings of 5-10% in its energy consumption.