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CR Index 2014: Construction and materials sector

Companies that participated in the CR Index 2014 in this sector include construction companies and related services, as well as extractive industries.

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. 

2014 sector leader







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