Helping our customers create better buildings while leaving a positive legacy.
We focus on the key environmental and social issues, collaborating with our peers to make a real difference to the built environment. These include energy efficiency and carbon; waste; sourcing products and services in a responsible and ethical way; water efficiency and being good neighbours.
We call this approach Reshaping Tomorrow.
A key part of our approach is our relationship with Social Enterprises (SEs).
SEs are organisations that using their commercial activities to maximise social value to communities.
Wates is committed to supporting SEs and in 2016 we spent over £2million with the sector with nearly three quarters of all our construction sites using a social enterprise.
We have around 200 SEs in our supply chain. Click here to learn more
Through our community investment activities we aim to raise the aspirations of young people, creating local employment and training opportunities for those facing barriers to work. By integrating these principles throughout our projects, we can deliver more sustainable buildings for our customers and help to shape the communities around them.