Costain deliver a broad range of innovative services across the whole life-cycle of clients’ assets through the delivery of integrated consultancy, asset optimisation, technology and complex delivery services.
Summary of at-work driving activities
The diverse fleet migrates between a handful of depots, various contracts and offices as required across the UK. The fleet is made up of staff in company cars, skilled operatives in commercial vehicles, dedicated HGV drivers, and a substantial amount of grey fleet drivers. All of whom are pro-actively engaged in Costain’s Fleet Safety Management programme. The fleet covers approximately twenty-seven million business miles per year on a combination of motorway, urban and rural roads.
The Costain Executive Board are represented on and support the Transport Steering Group (TSG) in their work. The TSG comprises of the Costain SHE Director, HR Director and Procurement General Manager (Group Fleet Manager). The purpose the TSG team is to direct all Costain’s drivers to drive and behave in a professional manner which is aligned to Costain’s ’Management of Road Risk Policy’ which strives to create a safe environment for all road users.
At Costain, Sustainability is not a department, it’s a state of mind, the basis of all their decisions. Costain cares about all its stakeholders and being responsible is a core attribute of their business. This means focusing on the issues their customers and other stakeholders care about and being judged on the ambitious goals they set.
Costain’s ‘Engineering A Sustainable Tomorrow’ strategy has four overarching goals; to ensure Costain is a safe and great place to work, to create a better environment that improves people’s lives, to support local communities, leaving a positive lasting legacy and to provide better solutions to the market place. Achieving these four goals means Costain is delivering the needs of all their stakeholders.
Costain’s strategy aims to build a long-term sustainable business that creates more economic, environmental and social value through greater corporate responsibility. Costain are committed to delivering contracts and services responsibly and sustainably, ensuring that clients and society’s needs are met while managing the social and environmental impacts of the business. Costain recognise that by working with clients, supply chain partners, employees and other stakeholders a greater contribution can be made to a more sustainable future.
Furthermore, in 2018 Costain rolled-out a new group wide Wellbeing Strategy which focuses the attention on mental health and fatigue management and includes a simple fatigue management plan to ensure that driver fatigue is prevented, the approach recognises long working hours as a hazard and promotes flexible working wherever practical. It is further recognised that a healthy work-life balance not only contributes positively to the health and wellbeing of their staff, but also impacts on motivation, productivity and the safe delivery of their contracts.
Costain aims to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. To accomplish this the strategy aims to increase diversity. It is well proven that diverse teams are more innovative, creative, as well as having greater understanding of customers, including the everyday users of infrastructure.
Costain play an important role in the provision of infrastructure vital for the UK economy. The benefits of investment in infrastructure today will be felt for many years to come.