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‘People-Planet-Purpose’ is VolkerWessels UK’s Sustainability framework. 

Our award-winning People-Planet-Purposesustainability framework unlocks our desire to take bold action to balance the needs of the environment and society alongside our growth as a business, making a commitment that 2020-2030 will be our ‘Decade of Action’. We have already made some excellent progress.   


People - putting people at the heart of our approach

Our people are the foundation of our business; their safety and wellbeing remain our priority, as does ensuring our workplace is an inclusive and inspiring place to be. 

Safety and wellbeing - Our workforce will always have a safe working environment and will be guided to maintaining good mental and physical wellbeing. 

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect - We are determined that our business continues to be one where everyone feels included, valued and free to be their authentic selves. Read more here 

Empowering sustainable leaders - Our people will be supported in their ambitions to enhance their own skills, knowledge and experience in order to embrace sustainable and responsible change and inspire others to follow


Planet – protecting and enhancing our natural environment

Each of our projects is unique, as are the environmental risks and opportunities they present. We act responsibly and innovatively to deliver no net loss or, better still, net positive solutions. 

Climate, energy and emissions - Translating and taking positive action to reduce or, wherever possible, eliminate our adverse impacts on climate change. Read more here

Responsible management of the environment - Environmental risks and opportunities will be managed professionally, responsibly, and innovatively by our specialist teams. 

Circular economy - A fully embedded approach to a circular economy with a focus onsustainability by design. 


Purpose – being a trusted, forward thinking and respected business of choice by delivering long-term social value

Each of the communities we work in is unique. We work with community partners and stakeholders to identifyhow we can deliver long-term social value together, aligned to the needs of the local area.  

Education and Employability - Raising awareness of the opportunities that exist within VolkerWessels UK and the wider construction industry. Click here to read more. 

Charity, volunteering and community engagement -Establishing meaningful relationships with charities and local communities todevelop mutually beneficial partnerships. 

Sustainable supply chain and ethical procurement -Operating in a fair and ethical manner, publicising our desire to work alongside a network of likeminded supply chain partners. 



For more information, please email sustainability@volkerwessels.co.uk