Colas - we go further

Community Involvement

At Colas we are committed to managing our business in a responsible and ethical manner and work to make a positive impact on communities. We promote a culture of social responsibility throughout our organisation and build effective, open relationships with the communities in which we operate. Part of Colas' Community Involvement strategy is to promote social inclusion and develop a partnership approach with local communities.

We maintain a varied Community Involvement programme including educational, environmental and charitable activities and encourage our staff to play an active role whenever possible. We encourage employees to submit ideas towards how Colas can volunteer time in doing a community project rather than just offer monetary donations.

Education

Many of our programmes take place in schools and colleges for the promotion of our industry, to support education initiatives to help students prepare for work. We do this by attending careers events and also by offering work experience programmes.

Safety is our company's number one priority at all times, and Colas form links with local schools in the areas in which we work to deliver road safety themed activities aimed at getting children to be re-think their actions when out on the streets and to learn how to stay safe.

In addition to its links with schools Colas also has relationships with a few universities to encourage graduates to join the Graduate Training Scheme.   

Environment

To align with our company strategy on environmental responsibility, we undertake as many 'green' initiatives as possible to promote and encourage awareness of our environment and the impact that we all have on it.

Charity

Colas support a range of charities and sporting initiatives and focus highly on Road Safety. We sponsor the road safety charity, BRAKE, and also operate an established internal road safety programme aimed at highlighting driver awareness to employees; Safer Attitudes in Driving (SAID).

Our employees are always involved in the selection of our charities and events. They vote for two charities to support each year. The company supported Charities for 2011 are Cancer Research UK and MacMillan Nurses cancer support.

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