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Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect2022-04-27T08:44:42+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

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6% of employees are apprentices or recent graduates.

*as of March 2022

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5,588% hours of staff training provided in 2021.

*January 1st to December 31st.

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.

Our blogs on inclusivity

5 ways to wellness with our Mental Health First Aiders

To continue with series of content for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, we spoke with five of our Mental Health First Aiders to get their tried and tested tips for better mental wellbeing. We asked them for some practical [...]

Top tips on how to support your colleagues

Are you concerned about the mental wellbeing of a colleague? Perhaps they’ve mentioned something to you or maybe they just don’t seem their usual self? In this article, we’re going to discuss some top tips that we have collated [...]

Why Mental Health Awareness Matters

In this article, a Bachy Soletanche employee, who would prefer to remain anonymous, shares their experience of their struggles with ADHD, the effect that this condition has had on their mental health and work life, as well as the [...]

Digital tools changing geotechnical project management

Bachy Soletanche Project Manager, Matt Rose explains how the rapidly expanding world of digital technology has shaken up the geotechnical industry and transformed project management. He also explores the next digital tools and advancements the industry needs to [...]

Marking International Women’s Day 2022

Today, Tuesday 8th March 2022, marks International Women's Day. To mark International Women’s Day this year, we hear from Bachy Soletanche Senior Contracts Engineer and Vice Chair of the FPS Early Careers Group, Laylee Eftekhar, on the [...]

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 [...]

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