Our Social Responsibilities
KpH acknowledges our responsibilities towards society, the environment and our stakeholders. Through managing our business in a fair and ethical manner we are able to demonstrate our consideration towards employees and the wider community.
Our commitment to engaging with our community is detailed below and memorialised in our Corporate Social Responsibility Statement.
Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Accredited
KpH Deconstruction have achieved Performance Beyond Compliance certification on 100% of our sites audited by the CCS; regularly receiving top scores in the following categories:
- Respect the Community
- Protection of the Environment
- Valuing our Workforce
To read more about our CCS accredited sites, visit:
Some of the ways in which we achieve our CCS Respect for the Community scores are as follows:
|Dust Suppression||We minimise the nuisance of dust from disturbing the local residents, businesses and passers by using Dust Suppression Systems; such as water cannons and specially designed scaffolding structures.|
|Noise Reduction||We adopt noise reduction systems and techniques to significantly reduce noise levels from our works, skip lorries and tools; including scheduling works out of hours and the use of echo barriers.|
|Maintaining Live M&E Services||Through careful planning and the use of innovative access techniques, we make sure that power to key utilities and services remain live throughout each project (as required) to ensure that neighbouring concessions and businesses can continue to operate unimpeded.|
|Neighbour Liaison||KpH liaise daily with active businesses and local residents to mitigate any issues that could arise from our works. This includes: carrying out investigations, validations, enabling works and deliveries out of hours or at weekends, sending out regular Newsletters and holding regular Site Meetings.|
Working with the Community
KpH consider the needs and safety of the local community at every project site, and work hard to minimise disturbance or disruption to their activities.
We were awarded a CCS Bronze Award at our site at 10 Devonshire Square in recognition of our efforts to accommodate live businesses and liaise successfully with neighbours and tenants.
Supporting Local/Industry Charities
KpH believe it is important to invest time and resources into supporting local projects and charities that have a positive impact on the community surrounding our sites.
At our Head Office in Caterham KpH we have actively raised funds for, or sponsored, a variety of local causes over the years, some of which are detailed below:
|KpH Division Manager Runs Colour Dash for Beams||KpH sponsored our Deconstruction Division Manager, Lyndsey West, to run the Colour Dash for Beams (a local charity supporting disabled children and their families in Kent); raising £650.00.||READ MORE|
|KpH Donate Go-Kart to St Silvans Area Charity||KpH sponsored Young Epilepsy to purchase a Go-Kart for their new race track in Lingfield.||READ MORE|
|KpH Raise Funds for the Caterham Sea Cadets Minibus||KpH generated awareness and sponsorship (providing free advertising materials and marketing resources) for the Caterham Sea Cadets so that they can purchase a new minibus.||READ MORE|
|KpH Sponsor the Old Caterhamians RFC||KpH sponsored the local rugby club, Old Caterhamian RFC, to redesign and consolidate their team strip so that all ages were united by a cohesive uniform.||READ MORE|
We also make it a priority to support important causes in our industry or that are local to our sites; aiming to add value to the communities we work with:
|Regular Support and Fundraising for CRASH||KpH are long-standing supporters of CRASH; an organisation that works within our industry to assist homelessness and hospice charities with construction related projects. Most recently we were over the moon to have achieved a position in the top 5 fundraisers at the Construction Dragon Boat Race and, in previous years have raised funds through Bake Sales and Christmas Jumper Days.||READ MORE|
|“Help the Homeless this Winter” Campaign for The Passage||KpH arranged a “Help the Homeless this Winter” campaign and were proud to have raised £810.00 for charity, The Passage. We also collected 20 large bags of clothes, warm blankets, shoes, trainers, food and toiletries to donate to their “walk-in” Resource Centre in London, Victoria. We are currently discussing the possibility of offering work placements to those within their care that are struggling to get back into work.||READ MORE|
|KpH Raise Funds and Resources for The Phoenix Blend Café||KpH raised £500 for The Phoenix Blend Café (a local charity to our site at 10 Devonshire Square, run by Vibrance, supporting the employment of disabled people) on Christmas Jumper Day. We generated regular business from our Site Operatives throughout our works and arranged for our Marketing team to provide free ongoing business development advice and assistance. We hope that our continued support has promoted their brand and attracted much needed sponsorship from local businesses.||READ MORE|
Respect for the Environment
ISO 14001:2015 Accreditation
KpH successfully migrated our Environmental Management System (EMS) to the new standard and are ISO 14001:2015 accredited. Being upgraded to the revised standard ensures that KpH has:
- more management accountability
- will provide more resources to resolving environmental issues effectively;
- will be able to put greater emphasis on protecting the environment;
- will be able to affect the changes on our supply chain; and,
- will have a more resilient plan in place for managing potential risks to the environment from internal and external influences, readying our EMS for the future.
Focus on Career Development
KpH look to engage people with potential in apprenticeship positions in all areas of our business as a way of utilising and nurturing local resources. Our training programmes and produced some great success stories over the years:
Our Trainee Labourers Programme is designed to support and help keen and interested individuals on their journey from their starting role as a Trainee Labourer to a fully qualified Labourer and skilled Operative.
Estimating Surveyors / Quantity Surveyors
We employ Trainee/Junior Quantity Surveyors direct from University who then progress through our concentrated programme for graduate development within our Organisation to become fully qualified Estimating Surveyors.
Career Open Days
KpH Deconstruction believe it is important to share our experience and knowledge with up-and-coming talent and we will look to participate in career progression and education based Open Days as often as possible. For us as an employer, it is a fantastic opportunity to meet the next generation of potential employees and offer them a position in our specially developed training programme for Trainee Labourers.