1. Community Involvement & Development
We believe that the essential characteristics for successfully embedding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into all of the Carroll Group’s activities, is our willingness to incorporate social and environmental considerations into our decision making process and being willing to be accountable for the impact of those decisions, as well as activities on the environment and society as a whole. We believe that behaving ethically is fundamental to establishing and sustaining legitimate and productive relationships with our partners and we understand the importance of CSR to the development and growth of our business.
We have adopted the principles of ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility which provides us with a framework on how to show that we operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society. This standard serves to clarify what social responsibility is, helps us to translate principles into effective actions and share best practice in social responsibility.
We recognize that we play a pivotal role in contributing towards growth and sustainability and we aim to conduct business in an ethical manner and seek to improve the regions and communities in which we work. This may involve the creation of employment and training opportunities, working with local enterprises and community groups or making the area more aesthetically pleasing.
Some of the community involvement projects during 2018 included:
- Carroll Build invites pupils from Halewood Academy to learn what it takes to run a successful construction site and encourage more women into the industry.
- The Carroll Group supports Women in Construction Week by encouraging talented staff to share their experience and offer insight to women thinking about a career in construction. (See here)
- The Carroll Group brings festive joy to local residents to thank them for their co-operation during Oriel Drive construction works.
- The Carroll Group visit local school in Skelmersdale to talk to pupils about staying safe near a construction site with the help of Ivor Goodsite.
- The Carroll Group raise funds and collect food for Digmoor Community Foodbank which is local to Carroll Build’s 37 unit new build site for West Lancashire Council
- The Carroll Group donate skips to Mersey Fire and Rescue to help emergency services contain fireworks of materials found on the street on Bonfire Night.
- The Sovini Group raises over £10,000 for local charities at third annual Golf Day