Going home safe and well is a fundamental human right, not an aspiration.
We aim to think exceptional in everything and have developed our Sustainability Vision with that mind-set. By establishing an award winning culture of workforce engagement it was natural that we committed to establishing higher levels of sustainability to become a leader in Highways delivery.
As a sector leader we aim to deliver positive benefits to the industry and society, serving as a beacon of how business must operate to help realise a more sustainable future for all.
Sustainability is a prerequisite of our core values of safety, delivery, innovation and collaboration, WJ embed sustainable thinking with our people, and collaborate with our clients and other stakeholders to provide an exceptional service.
Over the years, stereotypes surrounding the construction industry have grown with the idea that it is solely a place for men performing hard laborious manual jobs, with little scope for highly skilled specialists. We are proactively working to change this image, through innovation and collaboration to show that our industry is important to society, creative, progressive, fun and rewarding.
Our Sustainability Vision contains five categories of focus to bring about changes that will improve the world we live and work in.
Our WJ Thinking Community initiative is about inspiring as many lives as possible within the communities in which we live and work.
Through collaboration with our people, clients and supply chain we aim to make a difference for the social, economic and environmental benefit of all.
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We have a duty to our environment, to minimise our impacts and play our part in ensuring that it is handed to the next generation unharmed and hopefully enhanced by our actions.
Through innovation we consistantly find better, safer and more efficient products and methods of working
Community is a WJ core value and we believe that real sustainability requires us to work together with others in industry, NGOs, Charities and wider society.
We and a great many organisations value community and believe that this is vital to delivering sustainable outcomes. Our approach brings in different UN Sustainably Development Goals (SDGs) that are relevant to us and where we can have positive impacts.
WJ, hold accreditations to ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 44001 with NQA and BSI, but our commitment goes well beyond compliance.
WJ Group work in collaboration with a number of industry organisations which all help us achieve our sustainability goals, for more inofmration click on the logos below:
WJ’s cooperation on all these programmes emphasise our commitment to our core value of Collaboration as well as helping us achieve our sustainability vision and goals.
In addition WJ are members and have representation on a number of industry associations
WJ is committed to contributing to the SDGs through its products and solutions, its responsible business practices in ~, through strategic partnerships and targeted community activities.
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Goal 1 calls for an end to poverty in all its manifestations, including extreme poverty. All people everywhere, including the poorest and most vulnerable, should enjoy a basic standard of living.
Goal 2 seeks sustainable solutions to end hunger in all its forms by 2030 and to achieve food security. Achieving this goal will require better access to food and the promotion of sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3 aims to ensure health and well-being for all at every stage of life. The goal is to improve reproductive, maternal and child health, ensure universal access to safe, affordable, effective medicines and vaccines.
Goal 4 aims to ensure that all people have access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities. This goal focuses on more equitable access to quality education at all levels, as well as technical training.
Goal 5 aims to empower women and girls to reach their full potential, which requires eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against them. It seeks to ensure decision-making power in public and private life.
Goal 6 goes beyond drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to also address the quality and sustainability of water resources, which are critical to the survival of people and the planet.
Goal 7 seeks to promote broader energy access and increased use of renewable energy, including through enhanced international cooperation and expanded infrastructure and technology for clean energy.
Globally, Siemens employs 385,000 people and has enabled 4.3 million jobs, of which 2.2 million jobs are in developing countries.
Goal 9 addresses three important aspects of sustainable development: It aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 10 calls for reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on sex, age, disability, class, ethnicity, religion and opportunity – both within and among countries.
Goal 11 aims to renew and plan cities in a way that fosters community cohesion and personal security while stimulating innovation and employment. It aims to make cities safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 12 encourages more sustainable consumption and production patterns through various measures, including specific policies and international agreements on the management of materials that are toxic to the environment.
Goal 13 calls for urgent action not only to combat climate change and its impacts, but also to build resilience in responding to climate-related hazards and natural disasters.
Goal 14 seeks to promote the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal ecosystems, prevent marine pollution and increase the sustainable use of marine resources.
Goal 15 aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation as well as halt biodiversity loss.
Goal 16 envisages peaceful and inclusive societies based on respect for human rights, the rule of law, good governance at all levels, and transparent, effective and accountable institutions.