We have set out clear objectives aligned with the company’s core values and deliver measurable social outcomes. We support each office and project to individually meet these objectives, and we continuously engage with our staff, our management, and the community to evolve our Corporate Responsibility strategy and improve engagement across the company. We work within the recognised Corporate Responsibility pillars of Community, Marketplace, Workplace and Environment.
Ardmac focus on making a positive impact on some of society’s biggest challenges in the areas of safety, waste, sustainability, mental health and wellness.
We deploy our expertise, technology, partnerships, and financial resources to support organisations and initiatives that nurture people’s lives and the communities in which we operate. Some of these partnerships include Business in the Community, Pieta House and Mustard Tree, as well as supporting the local sports teams and clubs affiliated with Ardmac staff and clients.
Read more about our community involvement HERE
Our CSR 10 Commitments
• To support our nominated charities in awareness, fundraising and volunteering
• To engage local communities in the areas we operate
• To empower our employees to give back to their local communities
• To protect our environment by embedding our LEAN practices on reducing waste and support sustainability
• To monitor suppliers in line with our code of conduct and drive efficiencies
• To source locally and ethically in the first instance to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our impact.
• To support our employees in leading a positive active lifestyle
• To encourage a diverse and equal workplace and working environment
• To communicate and share our learnings within our sector
• To support our clients and partners in their CSR objectives
Safety First – Our Approach
Safety first and always is foremost in our thinking and part of our guiding principles. We continue to develop our safety management programmes to ensure that we are leaders in the management of safety and health in our industry. We are committed to providing safe and healthy work environments for all and our Safety First approach includes everyone around us, in everything we do and wherever we impact.
We have an internal Safety First Programme in place. This observation and training programme has achieved unprecedented levels of participation.
We are active participants in CIF’s Safety Week, and perform weekly Tool Box Talks that highlight safety on the worksite.
The development of our Commitment boards and key seasonal campaigns including our Christmas Advent Calendar ensure that we keep safety to the fore of everything we do and give ownership and accountability to our teams for their own safety and the safety of others.
Our uncompromising commitment to providing a safe, healthy, and secure work environment has been recognised with multiple awards including a RoSPA Order of Distinction for 4 years consecutively, this is awarded to companies that win a RoSPA Gold Award for 15 consecutive years. We have received various awards recognising our position as safety leaders in a variety of sectors and services in Ireland, the UK, and internationally. This includes winning the RoSPA Health and Safety award for the past 18 years in a row.
Safety T Cert
Ardmac are proud to announce that our commitment to safety and excellence in workplace practices has been recognised with the award of “Grade A” in Safe T Cert.
Safe-T-Cert is a certification scheme designed for certifying the Safety Management Systems of contractors working in the construction industry. The Scheme’s objective improves health and safety management by providing objective standards and certifying those contractors whose safety management systems have been assessed, and can demonstrate that they:
-Are aligned with the ILO guidelines for Safety Management Systems
-Meet the basic requirements for training and competence
-Implement an occupational health and safety management system which meets the requirements of the organisation – incorporating continual improvement.
-Address relevant national legislation
-Demonstrates commitment at all levels in the organisation
Our commitment to healthy workplaces encourages employees to focus on their own health and wellness. We hold regular wellness lunchtime talks on a range of issues from mental health to healthy lifestyles. We invite a range of organisations from charities and wellness leaders to support our approach of being a health conscious workplace. We support a range of physical health activities including fitness classes, team activities and lunchtime mile walks.
Since 2016, we have been involved in the National Workplace Wellbeing day initiative across our operations.
We are aware of the challenges within our sector in relation to mental health and encourage a positive mental health approach across our organisation. We offer guidance and support both directly, through our SHEQ and Human Resources team, and indirectly through our Employee Assistance programme and partner charity organisations, to those who may need assistance. We aim to ensure employees have access to emergency contact numbers and are aware of who they can talk to, should they need a listening ear. We host a number of lunchtime sessions and toolbox talks to drive conversation around positive mental health and in 2018 , launched our Ardmac Chorus to create awareness of the positive impact of music on mental health in addition to our mental health cards and participation in CIF’s ‘Mind your Head’ programme.
Ardmac is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. Our policy is to ensure that all job applicants and employees are treated equally. In addition to our Equal Opportunities Policy, Ardmac’s best practice is to ensure that criteria for recruitment and promotion are job-related and demonstrate a direct link to the job profile. We advertise our vacancies to as wide a pool of potential applicants as practical, by considering the wording of advertisements and where these are published or publicised. We ensure that all employees have the same opportunity to develop themselves and to progress within the organisation, through access to education and development opportunities. Read more about our approach to Building Equality HERE