New ministerial endorsement

August 2007

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is delighted to have received a glowing endorsement from the new construction minister, Stephen Timms MP.

Mr Timms says: ”The Considerate Constructors Scheme is one of the great construction industry success stories. By setting standards and driving them forward, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has shown that constructors can do a good deal to project a positive image in the areas in which they work.

With work on the 2012 Olympics moving ahead, the challenge to build more affordable housing, and the race to reduce carbon emissions, construction activity will continue to be under the spotlight for many years to come.

It is a credit to the Scheme, that neighbourliness, cleanliness and environmental care are being taken seriously by more and more companies involved in construction. This has been achieved through voluntary effort, showing a real desire within the industry to improve performance.

As the Minister responsible for construction, I commend the work of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and similar schemes in driving best practice, and I would like to see all UK sites signing up.”