The G F Tomlinson Group has always been sensitive to the role it has within the community.
We respect our duty of care to the locality and work hard to form strong relationships with local supply chains. This is better for us, it’s better for our clients and it encourages the growth of the local economy.
Our people actively show their support in many different ways, from donating time or materials to community based projects to actively participating in local and national initiatives.
We are committed to supporting initiatives that help to develop local job opportunities and we are proactive in recruiting skills from within the communities in which we operate. This is underpinned by our continual investment in apprenticeships, and the promotion of qualifications to attract more highly motivated and ambitious school leavers.
We feel it is vital that all projects are undertaken with a harmonious relationship in evidence between the Contractor, Client and End Users. To this end we will take all possible steps to ensure we always act in a co-operative and considerate manner, undertaking regular consultations with all parties concerned to minimise disruption and ensure all operations are smoothly implemented.
We set the following objectives, targets and action plans for our CSR performance.
We adopt our ‘Think Local’ policy to give preference to companies on our supply chain that are located close to the project being undertaken.
Local spend – 65% of supply chain spend to be with companies within 20 mile radius of project. Actual achieved was 71%.
Our in-house Construction Ambassadors to go into schools and colleges to promote a career in construction through careers talks, mock interviews, site visits and work experience opportunities.
To talk to 200 students in schools – actual 214 students.
10 work experience opportunities – actual 10 work experience opportunities. 30 mock interviews – actual 36 mock interviews provided.
Recruit Apprentices and Technical Trainees to our existing workforce on an annual basis.
1 apprentice and 2 technical trainees – actual 2 Apprentices and 3 Technical Trainees.