Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect2021-10-20T13:11:42+00:00

A diverse workforce is a happy workforce

Bachy Soletanche strive to create an inclusive work environment where all employees are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities, and are empowered to achieve their full potential. An inclusive workplace is essential in cultivating an innovative, productive and happy workforce. This leads to better decision making, more creative problem solving and greater marketplace understanding, therefore enabling us to deliver the highest quality service to our clients.

We are actively committed to fostering a culture where everyone’s characteristics, background, experience, and abilities are recognised and respected. Through this, we can reflect the diversity of our communities and open our business up to a wider pool of talent. For our employees to thrive, we believe in promoting a culture that is based on the principles of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR):

  • Valuing everyone and their contribution
  • Being welcoming to people of all backgrounds
  • Providing fair treatment and conditions
  • Having zero-tolerance of unlawful discrimination
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14% of workforce
identify as women

*as of April 2020

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29% of full time workers
are site-based operatives

*as of April 2020

Our Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Commitment

  • Our sourcing and recruitment methods are free from discrimination of any kind
  • We actively partner with organisations that are helping to increase diversity in the construction sector, such as promoters of STEM subjects, apprenticeships and local education providers
  • Our policies and procedures ensure that people are treated fairly, respectfully and are protected from discrimination, bullying or harassment. Our policies are reviewed regularly to ensure they reflect our commitment to FIR
  • We are committed to providing fair and open access to development opportunities to fully utilise the talents of all our employees, and to ensure that employment decisions are fair and objective
  • Through learning and development, we aim to raise awareness of the importance of FIR and the impact of bias – both conscious and unconscious
  • We embrace hybrid working to create a culture of trust and autonomy
  • Our employees are empowered to challenge and report any inappropriate or discriminatory behaviour they encounter or witness
  • We maintain and review the employment records of all employees to monitor Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of our FIR commitment

The VINCI Manifesto (The Code of Conduct and Ethics) sets out the principles that guide our behaviours based on transparency, integrity, fairness and respect.

View VINCI Manifesto

Our blogs on inclusivity

The Future Of Geotechnics: The Next Generation

What the industry needs to do to attract the next generation of experts into construction. This is the third in Bachy Soletanche’s series of thought leadership reports exploring the future of geotechnics and the challenges and opportunities [...]

The Opportunities In Geotechnics: Redefining Value

What the industry needs to do to change the debate on cost and value in construction. This is the second in Bachy Soletanche's series of thought leadership reports exploring the future of geotechnics and the technological challenges [...]

The Challenges Facing Geotechnics: Dawn Of The Disruptors

What geotechnics businesses need to know about emerging technology trends as we enter an era of digital disruption. The first in a series of thought leadership reports exploring the future of geotechnics and the challenges and opportunities [...]

Its Time to Talk, with Jonathan Rimmer

Jonathan Rimmer, Bachy Soletanche Northern Pre-Construction Manager, discusses his role as a Mental Health First Aider and what we, as an industry, can do to change the way we approach the subject. During the last 18 months, Bachy [...]

The Importance Of A Diverse Workforce

Boris Caro Vargas, Bachy Soletanche's Managing Director, discusses the importance of a diverse workforce, the benefits it brings to a company and the wider environment, and how the industry can improve as a whole. [...]

Driving Change In Construction Through Inclusivity

In this interview Richard Totty, Senior Design Engineer, describes his passion for volunteering with the STEM Ambassadors scheme and also discusses his motivations for promoting Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) in construction at Bachy Soletanche. We ask Richard what [...]

Breaking The Stigma Of Same-Sex Parenting

As part of our Pride-month discussions this year, we spoke to Dafydd Belshaw, Group Quality, Sustainability & Environmental Manager, about his experience of having two mums. We discuss how it shaped him, his thoughts on labels, and [...]

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