Corporate responsibility and sustainability

Committed to sustainability

We are focused on doing the right thing and are fully committed to promoting sustainability, reducing the environmental impact of all our activities, supporting local communities and contributing to economic growth in the areas where we operate.

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Environment and community

We feel it is more than just a legal requirement for us to limit our environmental impact, and we are aware of the potential effect that our work may have on the surrounding communities and environment. Therefore, we are committed to continuously improving the integration of sustainability into our business processes.

Where possible we look to provide employment opportunities within the communities in which we operate, and share our knowledge with local colleges and offer paid work experience opportunities. We also support several local charities and offer all staff two paid volunteering days, each year.

By taking a proactive approach to preventing pollution and promoting environmental best practice, our goal is to ultimately minimise our impact on the environment and local communities in which we work, and fundamentally, be a caring neighbour.

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Over the last 5 years, Coombes has made significant efforts to be a caring neighbour and improve social performance in our representation with Network Rail, from the planning stage to delivery.

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Our people and ethics

It's an overused cliché, but our people really are our most valuable asset and we want a working environment that promotes safety, dignity and respect, which means putting our employees first, both personally and professionally.

As well as ensuring all of our staff have the relevant training and equipment to work safely, we also provide an Employee Assistance Programme, offering free, professional and confidential advice on a wide range of issues, 24 hours a day.

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Health and safety

We are deeply committed to the safety and wellbeing of our people, subcontractors, suppliers and the public. Nothing is more important to us than ensuring everyone returns home safely every day. This is why we make sure that all of our employees, wherever they work and whatever they do, have a positive attitude towards safety and demonstrate the right behaviours; in addition to having the training, the equipment and the tools to work safely.

Creating an effective safety culture is an ongoing process and requires a substantial commitment on the part of the entire company to encourage and promote a safe attitude. We place a high priority on strong visible leadership from our directors and management team, in implementing our safety standards and ensuring that safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Supply chain

We want to ensure that we have healthy business relationships and that we contribute to the economic growth of the local area. This is why we are proud to support British businesses, which is reflected in our 100% UK-based supply chain. By committing to procure local products and services wherever possible, we aim to contribute to the sustainability, growth and success of local businesses.

Those relationships that have lasted the longest and contributed the most to our success have been formed with SMEs that combine local knowledge with specialist skills and a willingness to go above and beyond.

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Environmental Services

We are committed to helping our clients operate responsibly and in line with all relevant legislation. We’re proud to offer a range of services that support environmental and ecological sustainability.

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