Sustainability

An Award Winning Approach

At Willmott Dixon Interiors we believe business growth should not be at the expense of people or the planet. That is why we are always looking to change the way we do business, and why we want to change the way business is done. Our number one priority has always been to deliver our customers’ projects on time, to a high quality level, within budget, done safely. Over recent years it has become clear that only this approach, whilst sound, is not enough. The world, its people, our systems and the markets we all operate in have a profound impact on how we operate, and they change rapidly. We now need to be far more adaptive in our thinking, if we are to have a secure and sustainable future.

We are on a journey to improve our performance in all areas of our business; from our economic performance, our impact on the environment and the role we can play in the wider community. By placing sustainable development at the heart of everything we do, we are able to deliver a business model that drives profitable, competitive and responsible growth. This approach not only serves to support the people who make, shape and create our business, but also adds value to the propositions we offer all of our customers.

Stats

98%
Customer
Satisfaction
50%
Reducing our carbon emissions by 50% by 2020
88%
Local spend within 40 miles

Achievements & Initiatives

The construction industry is one of the largest sectors of the UK economy. It employs 1 in 10 people, generates over £130bn in revenue and is a driving force for many emerging innovations and social improvements. Conversely, it is responsible for producing more than half of the UK’s waste, remains highly fragmented and inefficient, and has a huge challenge to overcome in attracting young, fresh and dynamic talent from diverse backgrounds.

Here are some of the ways that Willmott Dixon Interiors is helping to drive change...
Responsible Business
  • To leave a sustainable legacy across the built environment through collaboration across the sector to improve environmental standards, improve design and building quality
  • To drive continuous improvement and the delivery of innovative products and solutions by working with our customers and supply chain partners, to maximise collaboration and integration
  • To champion life cycle costing as an overarching approach to projects, so that the true cost of the building's use is visible to customers and end-users
Climate Change and energy efficiency
• To reduce our carbon footprint and work towards de-coupling carbon emissions from business growth
• Seek to influence the behaviour of occupiers and end-users to reduce energy consumption, influence the reduction of energy in-use through design and the technical competency of our people
Natural resources
  • To reduce the intensity of construction waste, achieve zero waste to landfill and contribute to the circular economy
  • Reduce the environmental impact of the products and materials we use, work with our customers, designers, suppliers and subcontractors to review and eliminate activities, products and materials with the greatest environmental impact
  • Leave a long-term benefit to the natural environment
Our overall intention is empower our people to make the case for improving their sustainable development activities, and measure and demonstrate the value that sustainable development derives from such practices.

Our sustainable approach

As an award winning leader in sustainable development we recognise sustainability as a key differentiator, in so far as it helps to shape the services we offer and solutions we provide for our customers. It also affects the way we operate on site, manage our risks and innovate. An effective and long-term approach to sustainable development will ultimately help us sustain a competitive advantage, becoming all the more important as the business continues to grow and expand geographically.

Developing positive cultures and approaches to sustainable development through our Everything Completed with Pride culture will help us to unlock new ideas and more sustainable ways of working. This is a key theme running throughout Willmott Dixon Interior’s Sustainability Strategy. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support and expertise offered through our supply chain partnerships, our people, and our governance.

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Contact

Simon Tranter
Head of Sustainability

t: 02076349600
e: Simon.Tranter@willmottdixon.co.uk