CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Externally – To The Communities in which We Develop
As a leading West Country developer, involved in restoration, new-build construction, and regeneration of the communities in which we are developing, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is very important to us. A major element of our company ethos is to breath new life into the communities in which we develop, so we are very conscious of the impact our work has on the people, infrastructure, eco-systems, and the general environment at each site.
Primary among our CSR principles is that of sustainability and environmental awareness, and we ensure that all our schemes adhere to these. We only build our schemes in locations where we know we can make a positive impact on the community, often transforming buildings, and locations so that, once again, they will become important contributors to the area’s economy.
Internally – To our Staff
We are also very committed to the CSR of our staff, and have set up a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programme for all staff members, with CAPES Health Professionals. Encompassing all elements necessary for a healthy life including nutrition, exercise, drinking more water, coping with stress etc, the success of the programme has already been proved: one of our staff members lost three stone in three months!
Charity and Sport
We have connections with a number of charities, supporting them through small fundraising events.
Business and Sport: Natural Teammates
We sponsor the professional golfer, David Howell, as part of our commitment to improving the health of our own business, and our staff, and those of the companies we come into contact with through our Thrive Hubs and our collaborative work on developments.
How does this work?
There are many similarities between sport and business and we recognise that there is a great deal we can all learn from collaborating with a leading sportsperson.
Business and sport both require immense dedication, a drive to succeed, the need for teamwork, and the willingness to fail, learn from mistakes and adapt and improve.
David Howell is one of the most respected players on the European Tour, having been part of Europe’s winning Ryder Cup team in 2004 and 2006. In 2005 he beat Tiger Woods to win the HSBC Champions Tournament, followed by winning the BMW Championship in 2006. After being hampered for several years with a back injury David is thriving again. In 2013 he won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and enjoyed three successive top four finishes in the early weeks of the 2015 season.
David is the ideal inspiration for Burrington Estates: his determination and skill are traits that successful businesses share. If anything was not going to plan, he regrouped, set new goals and carefully selected a team with specialist expertise to help him achieve them.
His performance, and his brand, are his business. He has dedicated his life to his passion, navigated the ups and downs and come out on top. Something we can all learn from.