Key issues identified
Issues relating to waste, water, supply chain and health & safety are among the key social and environmental concerns for the sector. In the last few years youth unemployment, apprenticeships and talent development have increased in importance and focus.
Strategy & Approach
There seems to be a significant level of assessment of leadership skills in the context of sustainability across the construction industry, even if not as a formal skills matrix.
While this sector has strong senior management remuneration links to CR performance, the ‘living wage’ (beyond meeting the minimum legal requirement where a higher level is recognises basic needs) remains an ongoing challenge for construction companies.
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