Carillion has put in place comprehensive policies, management structures and processes to achieve it. They help us to maintain effective controls, accountability and risk management.
They are applied rigorously to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code (September 2014). Every year, our Chairman and Company Secretary conduct a formal evaluation of the Board, its committees, their procedures and performance.
Our sustainability governance ensures our operations, targets and plans are managed and delivered in a consistent, responsible and transparent way.
Richard Howson, Carillion’s Chief Executive, is responsible to the Board for sustainability and also chairs Business in the Community’s group for Community Impact leadership. Chief Sustainability Officer, David Picton, is accountable for sustainability across the Group and is a Board Director of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
A Board Sustainability Committee, chaired by Dr Ceri Powell, a Carillion Non-Executive Director, provides oversight on behalf of the Board for priorities, targets and challenges to the Sustainability 2020 Strategy and its management across the Group.
Our Board and Executive leadership teams are advised by a Group Sustainability Committee – comprising functional leads and the operational Managing Directors from across our international business units, as well as independent external advice from Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE (Vice President of Business in the Community and Special Advisor to The Prince’s Charities) and Julie Hirigoyen (CEO of the UK Green Building Council) under Carillion’s UKGBC Gold Leaf membership.