Charity & in the Community
We regard corporate citizenship as an integral part of our business and want to contribute to communities wherever we operate and our employees live. Investing in these communities helps us to make a long-lasting contribution to society and to local people.
- We will respect the traditions, cultures and laws of the countries in which we operate
- We will take into account the concerns of the wider community, including both national and local interests
- We will listen to the concerns of local communities and whenever we can we will act to mitigate them to the very best of our powers
- We will keep the communities affected by our operations regularly updated and informed
- We will seek to employ local people on our projects wherever possible.
Balfour Beatty London Youth Games
Balfour Beatty are the title sponsor of the London Youth Games with a £1.8m commitment until 2013 giving young people the chance to compete in 30 sports each year.
The Games’ goal is to inspire all young Londoners to discover and achieve their sporting potential by providing high-quality sports events. The Games promote social inclusion, help young people achieve their development needs and provide an outlet for all young Londoners to become and remain involved in all areas of sports.
Balfour Beatty Rail supports this great investment through employee volunteering programmes, providing our employees with the opportunity to get involved in activities associated with the Games all year round.
Find out more at www.londonyouthgames.org
Building Better Futures
To mark the centenary year in 2009, Balfour Beatty set up a charitable trust to help focus the Group’s energies in support of disadvantaged young people. The programme branded, “Building Better Futures”, aims to provide appropriate financial assistance to a wide range of projects, designed by expert organisations to help young people advance in life.
In 2010, in the UK we are working with The Prince’s Trust to support their Community Cash Award and Development Award programmes; providing disability learning equipment and supporting a young carers’ fund through Action for Children; and expanding adoption programmes within the Thomas Coram Foundation.
Outside the UK, through our international operations and joint ventures, the trust has funded programmes appropriate to local need while supporting our corporate goals.
For more information on Building Better Futures see www.bbfutures.org
In addition to corporate work, our employees are encouraged to get involved in the charitable causes of their choice and in 2009 our employees supported numerous national and local charities, including:
- Railway Children
- Children in Need
- Marie Curie Cancer Care
- St Helens Hospice
- Breast Cancer Care
- McMillan Hospice
- Cancer Research