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Governance

Our governance framework is made up of a network of boards, all ultimately accountable to the Chairman and Chief Executive. Reporting to the Group Executive Committee (GEC), the leadership team are responsible for setting the strategic direction of our health, safety and sustainability agendas, allocating investment and monitoring performance.

Crown House Technologies (CHt) has built a solid reputation for engineering excellence, quality and for acting safely and responsibly. This reputation stems from our core Vision and Values, which define who we are and underpin everything we do. These values are expressed through the guiding principles and standards of conduct set out in our Global Code of Conduct. They define the way we manage the economic, social and environmental challenges of our operations and are important in fulfilling our commitment to contribute to the safe and sustainable development of the built environment.

By working according to our values and complying with the standards set out in the Code, we will sustain long term business success by encouraging more ethical and effective relationships, and stimulating deeper contributions in the communities where we operate.

Our Code of Conduct sets out our standards for working together and with others – and describes the way we manage the social, economic and environmental impacts of our operations. The Code provides practical guidance on issues such as bribery and corruption, equal opportunities and human rights, safety, sustainability and security. Anyone found in breach, will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.  A copy of the document has been sent to every member of staff, along with a link to an online pledge. As part of our induction process, all new recruits must confirm their commitment.

Preventing corruption

The UK Government’s Bribery Act imposes stringent requirements on companies to actively prevent bribery and corruption both in Britain and internationally. Crown House Technologies, as part of the Laing O’Rourke group, has established a framework for ensuring full compliance. This includes an anti-bribery and corruption policy, and registers covering ‘gifts and hospitality’ and ‘conflict of interest’. All employees have successfully completed the associated training module.