Our achievements and success stories testify to our social values, and to our instinctive desire to build bridges with local communities through our staff, who act as fantastic ambassadors - I would like to thank them for being standard bearers for our company.
Alongside our social mission, there is - all importantly - the overwhelming need for us all to play our part to tackle the climate crisis that is besieging us. I want us to do more in leading on environmental and sustainability programmes; and to bring our supply chain partners and stakeholders along with us, whether it is at our head office, at our regional branches, on site or in communities we work in.
We know that more needs to be done. We need data capture and handling systems that are up to the challenge of measuring the considerable social impact that we seek to achieve. This will mean we can go further in driving down our emissions and increasing the energy efficiency of our operations. Formalising our community development and philanthropic schemes will enable us to maximise the difference we can make in transforming communities and people's life chances.
As we seek to transform our operating model - without compromising our services, I am determined that we take the opportunity to contribute to industry discussions around the pressing challenges the construction sector faces; that way, we can be part of the solution to the problems confronting businesses and communities alike.