As a major UK construction company, Morgan Sindall is clear in the leadership role that we must fulfil in driving forward our industry’s sustainability performance.
Through our leading approach of a Total Commitment to Sustainability, we continue to deliver against and positively influence the UK’s sustainability agenda. Our five Total Commitments underpin the way we treat our internal and external stakeholders and the wider physical environment, and represent our integrated approach to being a responsible business.
Protecting everyone involved in our business activities
Keeping people safe and reducing the number of incidents on sites, in offices, on journeys to and from work, and in the wider environment is of paramount importance. We also have a wider responsibility to ensure the health and safety of subcontractors, suppliers and the general public who have any contact with our projects.
Training, developing and retaining a talented workforce
It is vital that we employ the right people with the right skills and offer a variety of training and career development opportunities. Ensuring that our employees have the correct skills and abilities to meet future market demands and emerging technologies is an essential investment in the Group’s future.
Improving the Environment
Minimising impact, conserving resources
By its very nature, construction has an impact on the environment through the use of raw materials, the construction process and then the lifespan of the building. Reducing the environmental impact of our operations has commercial as well as environmental benefits.
Working Together with our Supply Chain
Improving performance, through collaboration and education
Over 80% of our total spend is through our supply chain, meaning that how we procure and what we procure can have a significant impact on our sustainability performance. We will continue to engage and educate our suppliers on responsible business practices, while ensuring the quality, cost competitiveness and responsible sourcing of goods and services.
Investing in communities, for the long-term
We strive to deliver long-term improvements and minimise construction impacts on all our projects. We will increase the local economic value of our work, ensuring that the communities in which we work benefit both economically and socially. We will continue our exemplar record as a considerate contractor, working with communities to minimise disruption and risks.
Morgan Sindall is committed to conducting business with the highest levels of integrity, honesty and responsibility, demonstrated by our approach to sustainability, our activity in the communities where we work, and our business practices both internally and externally. Through delivering in these areas we aim to achieve our company vision to be the best and most sustainable business in the industry.
Morgan Sindall has attained ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System certification from the British Standards Institution. This indicates that we take necessary steps to ensure that we conduct our business in a spirit of integrity and that no act of bribery by any person either employed by, or acting as an agent of, Morgan Sindall, will be tolerated.
To reflect this, the Executive Team of Morgan Sindall has:
1. Adopted an anti-bribery policy.
2. Implemented an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) to give effect to this policy.
3. Sought and received management support across the business for both the policy and the ABMS.
Morgan Sindall Group plc is committed to preventing all forms of modern slavery throughout its operations and its supply chain.
The Modern Slavery Policy applies to all of its divisions, subsidiaries, associate companies and its interests in joint venture consortia and companies and all Group employees, and works in conjunction with related Group and divisional HR Policies and Practices.
We are working with our suppliers, subcontractors and business partners in developing similar policies and practices, and have collaborated with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to offer advice and support where required.
Morgan Sindall Group is passionate about ensuring integrity at every level in all our business dealings. We believe integrity is about doing the right thing for our customers, our people and our suppliers, which ultimately means doing the right thing for our business.
Critical to delivering on our commitment to integrity, is finding out if our standards are not met. We have a confidential helpline run by a company called Safecall. This is an independent, confidential service that any employee can ring to help focus attention on compliance with company policy and ethical requirements.
Gender Pay Gap
We have published our first gender pay gap report under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap information) Regulations 2017. The report relates to Morgan Sindall Group plc and its subsidiary companies with more than 250 employees who are required to comply with the Regulations.
We are members of Inclusive Employers, the UK’s leading membership organisation focused on all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion for employers – at MSPS we have a commitment to creating an inclusive culture.
Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
We have received the silver award accreditation from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel. The scheme comprises of bronze, silver and gold awards it’s for employers who support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, their families and communities, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
Armed Forces Covenant
The covenant focuses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen. The covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public. Morgan Sindall Property Services will work to facilitate employment for former service personnel.
Morgan Sindall Property Services are certified as a social value organisation, achieving over £1.8 million in social return, across eight of their contracts from April 2020 – March 2021.
The impact of this social investment was measured using the Wellbeing Valuation Approach from HACT, the housing sectors ideas and innovation agency. The valuation confirmed that for every £1 MSPS spends, it generates £12 in social value for its people and communities. The HACT values provide an assessment of social impact, value for money, and compare the impact of different MSPS programmes on people and communities.
Disability Confident Employer
Morgan Sindall Property Services are committed to making the most of the talents disabled people can bring to our workplace. We are committed to challenging attitudes towards disability; increasing understanding of disability; removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions and ensuring that disabled people can fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Living Wage Accreditation
Morgan Sindall Property Services have committed to paying all directly employed members of staff, not tied to client contracts, the real Living Wage.
We have also committed to always offer a real Living Wage bid alongside every market rate submittal to all prospective and current clients.
Member of Housing Diversity Network
Morgan Sindall Property Services is a member of the Housing Diversity Network, the leading specialist body in the sector, supporting us to improve how we address inequality, get the most from our people, and meet the needs of our communities.
Care Leavers Covenant Employers
The Covenant provides practical support for those leaving care, so they can progress successfully to the next phase of their lives. Morgan Sindall property Services provide care leavers with several different initiatives such as a dedicated advisor, support with employability alongside training and access to apprenticeships and job roles. Signing the Covenant highlights the commitment of MSPS and its employees, to providing dedicated support for care leavers.
Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) Accreditation
MSPS partnered with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) to support the development of standards for an accreditation for contractors. MSPS is the first contractor to receive formal accreditation, showing commitment to tackling domestic abuse within local communities. All employees within the business have received domestic abuse training, giving them an understanding of what constitutes domestic abuse, how to spot it and what to do if they have a concern.
Women in Trade Network
MSPS is part of the Women’s Trade Network, an initiative founded by some of the most well-known organisations in housing and property to increase the representation of women in trade roles. MSPS will work in partnership with the network to raise awareness of the variety of roles available to women in trade and provide training opportunities to encourage greater gender diversity across the industry. We have also committed to supporting long-term change in the industry by helping to remove barriers, empower and support as well as increase access to the industry for women.
Mental Health at Work Commitment
The Mental Health at Work Commitment is a set of actions, organised into six standards, that organisations can follow to improve and support the mental health of their people.
By signing up to the Commitment, MSPS are declaring publicly that mental health at work is a priority for us and we are joining the growing movement of likeminded employers, businesses and organisations across the UK.
Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves.
It is the UK Government’s answer to a safer internet space for organisations of all sizes, across all sectors. Developed and operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is considered the best first step to a more secure network, protecting you from 80% of the most basic cyber security breaches.
Gaining Cyber Essentials certification also enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.
Grown in Britain
Grown in Britain certification mark provides visible assure of a brand that can be trusted. Grown in Britain standards and certification are bespoke to the UK and compliance is verified by our team of specialist independent auditors.
The Good Employer Charter
The Good Employer Charter sets out to maintain and support a network of Good Employers across Basildon borough, those who do business responsibly, enabling both employers and employees to benefit as the economy grows.
The Charter is a benchmark for organisations to show they provide employment opportunities within the borough, pay the Real Living Wage and offer opportunities for employee progression.