Minister endorses Scheme

January 2009

Economic and Business Minister, Ian Pearson, has become the latest construction minister to express support for the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Ian Pearson
Economic and Business
The Considerate Constructors Scheme offers construction businesses a practical way to demonstrate their Corporate Responsibility values. By adopting the Scheme’s ‘Code of Considerate Practice’, businesses show they care about their workforce and the communities they operate in, which reflects a positive image of the industry to potential recruits.

I would like to see all construction businesses participating in the Scheme, and seeking to match the top performers in the industry.

Aiming to improve the image of construction, the Scheme was started in 1997, since when some 35,000 sites have registered. Registered sites agree to work within the Code of Considerate Practice, which commits them to being considerate and good neighbours, as well as clean, respectful, safe, environmentally conscious, responsible and accountable.

The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three main categories: the environment, the workforce and the general public and the very best performing sites are recognised with Annual National Awards.

Edward Hardy, General Manager of the Scheme, said of the Minister’s endorsement: We are delighted that Mr Pearson has offered such unambiguous support for the Scheme and has highlighted the benefits that registration brings to both individual companies, to the construction industry as a whole and to the workforce of the future.