BB7 Launch their New ESG Program – Cycle 7
BB7 is a company founded on seven values and this is enshrined in name, but we are clear that our actions must match our words. We understand the importance of being a responsible firm, and the way we conduct ourselves, has an impact on society. The shift of focus on ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) policies and procedures has dramatically increased this past decade, and although many firms recognise this, it can often be seen as a challenge to truly adopt practices for a sustainable future.
We, have made a commitment to increase our ESG focus, as we know the interconnected cycle between how responsible we are, and how responsible society is, is the catalyst for a brighter future.
We are committed to maintaining a sustainable business that is socially and environmentally responsible. These commitments have been part of our organisation for some time, but it is important we now increase our transparency to ourselves, our organisation, and our community so that BB7 stands proud, clear, and confident in our contribution.
In 2021 we formed a dedicated team of professionals, led by our ESG champion, Regional Director and Chartered Engineer, Dominic Way to lead a committee focusing on ESG. They have developed our ‘Cycle 7’ program. The sustainable development goals set out by the UN (United Nations) echo are values and highlight 7 key focus areas for us:
- Health and Wellness
- Community Engagement
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Talent Attraction and Development
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Climate Action
- Corporate Governance
These 7 key focus areas will set the agenda for coming years, and we will ensure that we make a positive impact in all areas. We are committed to having living actions rather than satisfying an organisational chore. People are selecting organisations based on their ESG agenda because it is so important for the future, and we are engaging in it because it is so important to us.
We believe organisations must support their employees and their wellbeing, which also makes sense financially because we have found a “happy workforce is a productive one” and this is demonstrated in the many studies behind this concept.
Wellbeing is also going to be different for everyone. Organisations who recognise this will get greater engagement and satisfaction from their workforce. Our Employee Experience team at BB7 have a great focus on well-being with different activities planned throughout the year to support our teams. Our senior management team have also partaken in mental health training to recognise and support anyone in need.
We recognise the importance of our people and the community around us, and our commitment is to act upon our 7 values and ensure that we do everything in our power to have a positive impact on the world around us. We want to be more than just a company with a name, we want to be a force for good.
Visit our Cycle 7 webpage for more information and watch our ESG video.
We don’t believe we can change the world on our own; our commitment is not ground-breaking in isolation, but it is honest. Collectively we can make a change.
Dominic Way / Director, ESG Champion