17th May 2016
Bringing a wealth of experience from the third sector, we’ve appointed Kate Harcus as sustainability and social responsibility advisor to help us build on our reputation as a company that cares.
Part of our now five-strong sustainability team Kate’s appointment to the newly created position signals our commitment to improving our reputation as a responsible business, by further strengthening our links with the communities in which we build and focussing on the wellbeing of our staff, as we continue our rapid growth.
Kate said: “Initially my focus will be on launching the new ‘Pathfinders’ scheme, which will involve working with groups of employees within each of our 13 regional divisions, to encourage improved sustainability practices, health and wellbeing for staff and partnerships with local charities and community organisations.
“I’ll also be looking to strengthen communication channels within the business so our efforts to operate responsibly are reported and made available for our stakeholders.
“There is already so much good work going on within the company but there’s an opportunity to make a real difference to the wider communities in which we build. We’ll be looking to link up with a network of smaller, local charities. Becoming a more sustainable business is not just important for our corporate social responsibility agenda, it’s proven to be a boost for a business’s bottom line.”
Marine resource management graduate Kate has previously worked for Groundwork in Greater Manchester as an environmental business advisor, working with a variety of commercial business to improve on resource efficiency and corporate social responsibility practices, and Business Supporting Communities, where she encouraged companies in North East Wales to support and work with the third sector.