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.
We made our EDI commitment at the start of 2022 and have held several workshops chaired by Costain’s Group EDI Manager throughout the year. The aim of the workshops was to gather the thoughts and opinions of the attendees to shape the direction of our EDI Action Plan for Environmental and Sustainability staff. Several actions (mostly focused on recruitment) arose from the workshops which we have been working on addressing. For example, we reviewed recent job adverts against the IEMA article ‘Dos and Don’ts When Creating an Inclusive Job Advertisement’ and are updating the job advert template based on the findings to make it more inclusive.
We commit to further developing our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for Environment and Sustainability staff throughout 2023. We commit to obtaining baseline data to assess our current inclusivity and to identify areas of improvement and actions to create a more inclusive culture.