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 summarised in our Corporate Social Responsibility Statement. KpH Deconstruction have achieved Performance Beyond Compliance certification on 100% of our sites audited by the CCS.
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.
At our Head Office in Caterham, KpH 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 achieved a position within 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.
We are always looking for ways to minimise the impact we are making on the environment and do all we can to support industry and local initiatives and campaigns. To read our full list of achievements, and to find out about our new relationship with the Surrey Wildlife Trust, visit our Environment and Sustainability page here.
We also recently launched our KpH Reusable Bottles; an initiative that came about as a result of our ‘Spotlight on Plastics and Packaging’ Campaign (to assess how much single-use plastic we were producing on-site) and as part of our wider Waste Management Review. Read the full story on how we are reducing plastic waste on our sites here.
Focus on Career Development
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.
Please visit our Join our Team page to enquire about vacancies and find out why staff like working for our KpH family.
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 have produced some great success stories over the years and can be offered in the following roles:
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.
Being keen supporters of the Considerate Contractors Scheme; KpH are proud to be taking part in the #loveconstruction campaign. We want the Construction Industry to have a positive impact on the community and encourage the next generation of workers to join us.