People and Community

Thriving culture and neighbourhoods

Developing and nurturing people:

  • Health, safety and wellbeing
  • Equitable and empowering workplace
  • Positive and supportive culture
  • Social initiatives through the Goodman Foundation 
  • Public spaces and recreational facilities.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, our customers, our contractors and the wider community is fundamental to our business. Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 we have worked closely with staff and contractors to develop a culture of greater safety awareness, including an increase in the number of reported near misses and incidents without injury. With only one serious harm incident since November 2015 it’s a continuation of a pleasing trend that reflects the importance placed on proper processes, vigilance and personal responsibility.

We support and develop our team, helping them reach their potential, and contribute to the creation of thriving communities through our social initiatives.

Creating a flexible and diverse workplace with a culture that inspires and challenges our employees is equally important. We introduced new health and wellbeing programmes this year, reflecting a more holistic approach to how we work. At the same time, we’ve moved to a more activity based style of working and revised our core employment practices. We’ve also updated our diversity strategy with specific targets to ensure we foster an inclusive and transparent work environment where all employees contribute.

We continue to support our communities through the Goodman Foundation. See pages 32 and 35 for a profile of the charities and groups that benefit from our community participation.