Carillion has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its contribution to sustainable development.
Carillion is one of 176 award winners announced today (April 21) on Her Majesty the Queen’s 91st birthday, and just one of 11 recipients in the sustainable development category.
Widely regarded as the most prestigious business award in the country, 2017 marks the 51st anniversary of the Queen’s Awards scheme. Recipients have to demonstrate outstanding results in their respective fields of innovation, international trade or sustainable development.
Carillion will now be able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years and representatives from the company will be invited to a reception at the Palace later in the year to mark the achievement.
Commenting, Carillion Chief Sustainability Officer David Picton said:
“Whilst it’s a great honour to have won the Queen’s Award, it’s exceptional to have won it for sustainability. In tough, competitive markets, Carillion people commit to responsible business as a core value, building trust and ethics, protecting the environment and changing lives through inspiring community engagements. Gaining the Queen’s Award recognises the value of investing in sustainability – it does matter, it does make a difference and does build a better long-term business for those who invest in us.”
Carillion won the highly-competitive Award for demonstrating its commitment to a balance across environmental, economic and social impacts, plus evidence of sector-leadership through its Sustainability 2020 strategy.
Through detailed analysis of its relationships with employees, customers, suppliers and other external partners, Carillion was able to demonstrate a strong commercial case for sustainability, integrated with its core strategy, and a contribution to profit contribution through sustainable behaviours and actions.
David Picton further commented:
“Despite challenging times, we’re all ultimately linked by a shared tomorrow and shared ambitions to make it a better place. Winning the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development proves that doing the right thing will always be the right thing to do.”