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Supporting change
We look at all projects through a ‘social’ lens. We always start with the ambition of making positive and transformational social change in every major project we deliver.
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Happier lives, better communities

What do we mean by delivering social outcomes?

At Mott MacDonald, we simply describe it like this:

“We improve society by leaving a positive legacy or making a positive difference in the communities in which we work.”

It's not just words, it's a commitment – to changing people's lives for the better.

When I think about social outcomes, it creates an emotional response in me because it really resonates with who I think we are as a business and also as individuals. We are good people who do good things. Our involvement in some of the largest infrastructure projects in the world gives us huge influence and opportunity to deliver better outcomes for the communities we work in.

Cathy Travers
General manager, UK and Europe

As a leading global consultancy, we have a responsibility to use the influence we have, through delivering some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects, to make a positive change for those who need it most.

We look upon infrastructure as a means of realising social benefits and responding more holistically to community needs around accessibility, inclusion, empowerment, resilience and wellbeing.

If infrastructure projects are to bring about real change in communities, social outcomes need to be embedded throughout each step of the project lifecycle. This is the approach we are taking.

We look at all projects through a ‘social’ lens. We always start with the ambition of making positive and transformational social change in every major project we deliver. We listen to local people to understand their aspirations. We develop inclusive infrastructure through people-centred planning and design.

By working in this way, we know we can address long-term inequalities, support current and future citizens to live happier and healthier lives, and leave a legacy of sustainable, resilient and inclusive communities.

Read our position and commitments on delivering social outcomes.

Read how we are building social outcomes.

Our social outcomes framework
We have developed our own social outcomes framework, a core set of principles to guide us – and our clients – on how to design and deliver projects that leave a positive legacy.

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Our skills and tools
Our network of social inclusion specialists – with over 600 members in more than 35 countries all over the world – makes us truly unique among our competitors.

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Working towards the SDGs
Our pursuit of better social outcomes completely supports our commitment and contribution to all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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The case for inclusive infrastructure
By delivering projects that achieve socially inclusive outcomes, we are helping our clients to respond to changes in society, in business and in the environment.

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