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Corporate Social Responsibility

At Kingerlee, our unwavering dedication to ethical and considerate business practices remains a cornerstone of our ethos. We persistently take measures to ensure that our operations make a constructive impact on the local community and bolster its economic development.

As an integral part of our commitment to support the construction industry, we are passionate about inspiring the ambitions of young minds. We frequently participate in career fairs, striving to promote the path of construction as a fulfilling and commendable career choice.

Annually, Kingerlee thoughtfully selects a charitable cause to support. We actively engage in events and activities to raise funds dedicated to our chosen charity. This effort underscores our unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of our local community.

    

Some elements of our commitment to our local community include:

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Kingerlee, our unwavering dedication to ethical and considerate business practices remains a cornerstone of our ethos. We persistently take measures to ensure that our operations make a constructive impact on the local community and bolster its economic development.

As an integral part of our commitment to support the construction industry, we are passionate about inspiring the ambitions of young minds. We frequently participate in career fairs, striving to promote the path of construction as a fulfilling and commendable career choice.

Annually, Kingerlee thoughtfully selects a charitable cause to support. We actively engage in events and activities to raise funds dedicated to our chosen charity. This effort underscores our unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of our local community.

    

Some elements of our commitment to our local community include:

Charity of the Year Partnership  

We are excited to announce that this year we have chosen to support Sobell House by sponsoring their OxTrail event. “OxTrail is a celebration of the culture, places, and people that make Oxfordshire special. Each bold and beautiful sculpture will be designed by an artist, school, or youth group to help make the herd truly unique.

Following the eight-week trail, the life-sized oxen will go under the hammer at a spectacular auction. All of the funds raised will help to support the work of Sobell House, a cause close to the hearts of many people in Oxfordshire.”

As part of our dedication to community engagement for our project in Harwell, we are introducing a different way of fundraising to enable us to support various causes throughout the year supporting several great local charities. 

Throughout the year we are planning various fundraising events, kicking off the year with Emma Allinson and Amanda Long taking part in 2 great fundraisers throughout January. Emma has rechallenged herself to run at least 1 mile a day throughout January. With every mile completed, she will donate £1 per mile and Amanda, a confessed chocoholic, has challenged herself to not eat chocolate through the entire month of January and will donate £1 for every day she goes without chocolate! If you would like to sponsor them both to reach a goal of £200 each, please head over to their fundraising pages - Emma’s a Mile a Day & Amanda’s January Chocolate Fast.

   

        

Continued Support for The Lighthouse Club

Additionally, to continue our commitment to mental health within our industry, we will continue to support The Lighthouse Club. In April Edie Stilwell Garrett, Trainee Quantity Surveyor will be running the London Marathon in support of the Lighthouse Club. If you would like to sponsor Edie, please find the link to her fundraising page below.

Current Fundraisers

Edie's London Marathon 2024

Edie Stilwell Garrett is bravely running the London Marathon on the 21st of April 2024 in aid of our charity of the year The Lighthouse Club.

If you would like to help her reach her goal of raising £2,000, please make your donations on her JustGiving page using the following link - JustGiving.com/EdieLondonMarathon

Fundraising Events Completed in 2023

Train and Strain

On the 15th of July, a group from the Kingerlee team took on a 12-mile walk from Winchcombe to Broadway in Gloucestershire.

Starting off at 9 am with a short steam train ride, the team battled through thunderstorms, rain, hail, winds and sunshine and reached their destination at 6 pm and celebrated with a well-deserved cold beverage at the pub! The team raised a fantastic £400 for the Lighthouse Club. 

Emma Allinson's Mile a Day Challenge 

Throughout the month of July, Emma Allinson our Business Development Manager took on the Mile a Day Challenge. Every day Emma ran at least 1 mile and for every mile completed, she donated £1 to charity. 

Emma successfully completed a total of 52.6 miles and raised £848 for The Lighthouse Club.

Coast to Coast Walk

Keith Shackleton our Health, Safety and Environment Manager and his wife Bobbie walked 192 miles from the picturesque Lake District to the stunning landscapes of Yorkshire in 13 days. Throughout their journey, they covered 29,000 ft of ascent and descent, which is the equivalent of walking up and down Mount Everest from sea level and completed a whopping 491,763 steps!

They raised an incredible £530 for The Lighthouse Club.

    

Behavioural Safety

To continually expand our health and safety performance even further, we have invested in and developed a bespoke behavioural safety programme ‘Home Safe’ with the help of a specialist consultant. Formal management systems go a long way to protecting people at work, but beyond that, we encourage an attitude to teamwork and fellow workers that positively affect how we behave, think and act to really make a difference.

This is reflected in the presentation of our sites and workplaces which are important to how our business is perceived internally as well as externally.

The programme is based on the company’s family values and culture that have always placed safety and well-being at the heart of the business.

Behavioural Safety

To continually expand our health and safety performance even further, we have invested in and developed a bespoke behavioural safety programme ‘Home Safe’ with the help of a specialist consultant. Formal management systems go a long way to protecting people at work, but beyond that, we encourage an attitude to teamwork and fellow workers that positively affect how we behave, think and act to really make a difference.

This is reflected in the presentation of our sites and workplaces which are important to how our business is perceived internally as well as externally.

The programme is based on the company’s family values and culture that have always placed safety and well-being at the heart of the business.

Health, Safety and Environment

Kingerlee has always attached the greatest importance to the safety, health and welfare of all employees and supply chain partners whilst at work. The company has an excellent record in this respect, and it is our policy to do everything reasonably practicable to prevent injury or ill health to our employees at work or of anyone else who may be affected by our operations. 

We have a formal health and safety management system that has achieved certification to the standards required by BS ISO 45001:2018. Such certification is considered by the Health & Safety Executive, via their publication “Managing health and safety in construction” (L153), to demonstrate that a contractor has the health and safety skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capability as required by The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015. View our certificate of registration. View our Occupational Health and Safety Policy.

In order to keep up to date with proposed changes in health and safety legislation, we are members of The Construction Health and Safety Group - one of the foremost exchange forums in the construction industry. Through its monthly meetings, it offers regular opportunities to receive updates on new regulations, codes of practice, innovations etc. and to hear and question Health and Safety Executive Inspectors.

We are also committed to the protection of our environment and we endeavour to ensure that our work activities have a minimal impact on the environment by, controlling nuisance from noise, dust and traffic movements, protecting watercourses and the ground from contamination, preserving our cultural heritage, flora and fauna and reducing and correctly disposing of waste. View our Environmental Policy.

We have a formal Environmental Management System which has achieved certification to the standards required by BS EN ISO 14001:2015.  View our Certificate of Registration. Keith Shackleton our Health, Safety and Environment Manager, is a chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and holds a Diploma in Environment and Development Studies.

Promoting health, safety and environmental awareness and understanding amongst all members of staff, through effective training plans, and the use of integrated management policy and procedures is the key to achieving high levels of performance in these important areas of the business.

      

Sustainable Construction

Environmental Project - The Natural House

    

Our construction team holds a wide portfolio of sustainable and environmental experiences. In collaboration with The Prince’s Foundation, we have also been involved in a project to demonstrate the most effective route to low-energy and low-carbon building, using natural construction materials.

  

We have experience working on many sustainable schemes that include the use of:

- Building and monitoring Management Systems
- Cement replacement options
- Solar panels and heating
- Green and sedum roofs
- Rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling
- Wind turbines
- Photo Voltaic installations
- Thermal bores and ground source heat recovery
- Low-temperature underfloor heating
- Environmentally sourced timber

Community Wood Recycling

As part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, wherever possible, Kingerlee uses The National Community Wood Recycling Project to manage waste timber generated by its construction sites.

We are pleased to have recently received a Social Impact Report detailing that 50 Tonnes of timber have been diverted from landfills with the added benefit that it has provided 63 volunteer days of work, 3 volunteer positions and 7 months of paid employment.

Community Wood Recycling also employs ex-offenders, those with mental health or learning difficulties and those who have faced drug and alcohol problems, getting them back to work or into employment for the first time. 100% of the timber is recycled and used to make products, from shelving units to garden planters, which are then sold at stores and online. If the wood is not good enough to be a useful product it is used for firewood.

Quality

Kingerlee has always embraced achieving the highest levels of quality for our clients. Our processes and systems have been developed to guide our business activities from inception to completion and are fully accredited to the standards required by BS EN ISO9001:2015. 

 

View our Certificate of Registration

View our Quality Policy

View our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy