Miller Construction has been recognised in two separate award schemes, for their Corporate Responsibility credentials, picking up a total of six awards.
The leading contractor has achieved Bronze accreditation in the BITC CR Index. The index is the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of responsible business practice. With a score of 79%, Miller Construction is delighted to have received Bronze accreditation on its first submission to the index.
In order to obtain Bronze accreditation, Miller Construction clearly demonstrated how it integrates responsible business practice and utilises its resources to improve its impact on society and the environment.
Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said: “We have a strong commitment to CR throughout the business and we wanted to have this formally acknowledged. Miller was one of the first construction companies to receive triple accreditation from the BSI for its Integrated Management System and we wanted to ensure that our CR credentials were also formally recognised.
“The BITC Index is well respected across the UK and we are delighted to have achieved Bronze accreditation for our first submission. We have identified areas for improvement, which will enable us to introduce more areas of best practice to our business, and we look forward to improving our score in the coming year.”
Following on from their BITC success, Miller Construction also collected five Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) accolades at the annual awards ceremony. An associate Member of the Scheme, Miller Construction was presented with two Gold, one Silver and three Bronze awards.
Considerate Constructors is a national initiative which aims to improve the image of the construction industry by encouraging best practice beyond statutory requirements and only the very best performing sites are recognised annually at the awards.
Miller Construction received Gold awards for the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Grimsby Institute for Further and Higher Education. A Silver award was presented to Hartlepool College of Further Education and Bronze awards were given to Abbey Crest Care Home and Washington Galleries at Wessington Square.
Chris Webster continued: “We are delighted to have collected five accolades at this year’s CCS awards. Receiving CCS awards demonstrates the dedication and professionalism of our site teams to consistently promote good practice where we work. Our average CCS score in 2011 was 6% above the national average, reinforcing the high standards and best practice we consistently apply on all of our sites across the country.
“BITC recognises the importance of CCS in relation to community working and to be recognised by both bodies is a fantastic achievement. At Miller Construction we are fully committed to acting responsibly in the areas where we work, and our BITC accreditation coupled with our CCS awards, confirms our commitment to responsible business practice.”