Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image. VolkerWessels UK is an Associate member of the CCS, one of only 50 organisations to secure this level of accreditation.

Sites and companies that register with the Scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.  The CCS code commits sites registered to the scheme to be:

  • Considerate
  • Environmentally conscious
  • Clean
  • Good neighbours
  • Respectful
  • Safe
  • Responsible
  • Accountable

The Scheme recognises those companies who have implemented the highest standards of consideration towards the neighbourhood and general public, the workforce and the environment.

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An independent panel reviews hundreds of companies each year based on their performance against the Company Code of Considerate Practice. Only the highest scoring 10% are selected to receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

In May 2013, our Term Maintenance Contract for the London Borough of Hackney was presented a Silver National Site Award for demonstrating our commitment to the CCS code of practice. This is the fourth year in a row VolkerHighways has been awarded in the CCS for the Hackney Borough. In 2011, VolkerHighways was awarded the prestigious Gold award which rarely is awarded to highways maintenance contracts. This success builds upon our achievements in 2010 as well, where our Hackney team received Silver, with a high score of 37 out of 40 and our Enfield team picked up a Bronze award.

Our strong performance on these contracts supports our aim of becoming the UK highways services provider of choice.

Click here to visit the Considerate Contractors Scheme website.