An ambitious target for social value

Part of our approach to ‘People and Communities’ is looking to create a positive social impact and at Kier, we are committed to delivering industry - leading social impact that positively contributes to meeting the needs of the communities and contracts we serve. To focus our approach, we established a social impact strategy – Shaping our Communities. This strategy defines and directs our opportunity to have a positive role in the communities in which we operate, which will in turn support our clients in the delivery of their ambitions and targets, and enable our workforce to truly represent and engage with the communities where they live and work.

We have a target to achieve 10% additional social impact equivalent to revenue by 2020. In order to achieve this, we have seen significant advances in our capture and recording of activity.

93% (2017: 91%) BITC (Business in the Community)
£157m Social Impact

Reporting, transparency and benchmarks

As part of our commitment we have signed up to a number of industry recognised internal and external benchmarks which allows us to communicate relevant, clear, balanced and accurate information.

The FTSE4Good Index is a series of ethical investment stock market indices. Kier, as a constituent of the FTSE group of companies, is assessed against the qualifying criteria each year, and we have seen our performance improve year on year.

Business in the Community (BITC) has undertaken an annual independent assessment since 2015, and Kier’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) Leadership Group invites expert external opinion at its quarterly meetings.

Kier has also developed a social impact calculator to coordinate, capture and record social impact effectively and uniformly across all contracts and project.

View our initiatives

Every project we deliver is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to being a responsible business