11th January 2022

Costain is a technology-based construction and engineering company operating across the aviation, defence, energy, highways, rail and water sectors. We deliver a broad range of innovative services across the whole life cycle of our clients’ assets through the delivery of integrated consultancy, asset optimisation, technology, and complex delivery services. Our purpose is to improve people’s lives by helping to connect and keep the nation moving; keep water clean and flowing; power communities sustainably and keep people safe. Being a responsible business underpins everything that we do.

In 2023:

In 2023, all of our job advert templates have now been updated taking into account the IEMA article ‘Dos and Don’ts When Creating an Inclusive Job Advertisement’. A presentation on ‘Good Recruitment Practices’ was delivered by the Costain’s Group EDI Manager and the Group SHE Performance & Improvement Manager to the Wider Leadership Team. Finally, we spent time carefully compiling a comprehensive questionnaire to gather EDI data which was sent out to all Environment and Sustainability staff to obtain baseline data.

In 2024:

We commit to responding to the key findings from our initial inclusivity survey and trying to increase the response rate from Environment and Sustainability staff in 2024. This is so we can obtain better and more robust data to identify areas of improvement and actions to create a more inclusive culture.