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Respecting our people

We commit to respecting others and working safely.

Our people promise sets out how each of us contributes to Mott MacDonald becoming and remaining a company we love.

Creating a respectful work environment

Together, we create a nurturing environment where each of us can be ourselves, feel valued and safe, and be enabled to perform at our best. We celebrate our differences and treat everyone fairly and with respect, including those we interact with outside our organization.

Bullying and harassment
Bullying and harassment can take many forms, including threatening or distressing language or behavior, physical or verbal intimidation or discrimination, and sexual harassment. These may be associated with an abuse or misuse of power. None are acceptable.

We value and respect each other. We are committed to providing a work environment where all can contribute, free from the fear of bullying or harassment. All colleagues are expected to be role models, aware of their own behavior and how this may affect others.

Anyone who observes bullying or harassment must report and take steps to prevent it. We treat any allegations of bullying and harassment seriously and ensure we implement our policies and procedures impartially, swiftly, and fairly.

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, and adults at risk of harm. We have a collective responsibility to prevent abuse and exploitation, and we apply appropriate measures to safeguard those in need of protection, within and outside our organization. We have a zero-tolerance approach to safeguarding misconduct.

We comply with the laws of the countries we work in and adhere to Our Code where that provides the higher standard. We report any potentially criminal behavior to the police and/or other relevant authorities including the client, where appropriate.

Any inappropriate behavior or safeguarding concerns must be reported to a safeguarding lead, via safeguarding@mottmac.com, to a manager or through the Speak Up helpline. We seek to take swift action to support and protect vulnerable people where concerns arise regarding possible abuse or exploitation. All concerns are investigated confidentially using the Speak Up process.

Acting inclusively and embracing equality and diversity

Ensuring that we have a diverse workforce, whose talents are harnessed through inclusive cultures and behaviors, is one of the ways we live and breathe our purpose every day.

We commit to creating equitable, accessible, and inclusive working environments where trust, respect, and psychological safety are the norm. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, including where characteristics are protected by law, which may include age, caring responsibilities, caste, class/social mobility, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, nationality, parental status, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

We value all peoples and cultures, celebrating our differences and treating each other with respect, kindness, and fairness. We show sensitivity to cultural differences and comply with local employment and equality legislation. We recruit and develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. We are fair and open in our decisions about hiring, promotion, and compensation because this leads to more equitable outcomes.

Everyone has a role to play in making our work environments more inclusive, so that all colleagues feel able to be themselves and perform at their best. This includes our shared responsibility for being allies and respectfully challenging and reporting behavior that is not acceptable.

Operating safely

We are committed to behaving and operating safely. Everyone has a right to go home without harm to their physical or mental health. If we can’t perform a task safely, we won’t do it.

Through application of safe systems of work and strong leadership, supported by a comprehensive training program, we aim for zero harm — part of our duty of care to all we work with. We commit to complying with all local legal and regulatory requirements and to fulfilling the requirements and processes relevant to our contracted and professional roles, working to our standards where they are higher.

We all have a role to play in identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks, and speaking up and intervening if we observe or suspect unsafe practices. We will stop work when necessary to prevent an unsafe situation developing.

We all have a personal responsibility to come to work in a fit state, free from the influence of alcohol or drugs — including prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Performance and judgment must never be impaired.

All safety incidents, no matter how minor, must be reported, so that action can be taken to prevent recurrence and promote learning.

Valuing health and well-being

Our goals as an organization depend on each of us being able to thrive and achieve our full potential. We know that good health and well-being support a good business. So we are committed to creating an open and honest culture where everyone is able to be happy, healthy, and safe.

We encourage all colleagues to develop a broad understanding of well-being and to take ownership and responsibility by applying the five ways to well-being: to keep learning, which boosts self-esteem; to connect with family, friends, colleagues, and community; to take notice of and engage with what is going on around us; to give attention, time, and energy to something worthwhile outside work; and to be active, because any and all forms of exercise are mentally as well as physically beneficial.

We promote agile working, which enables flexibility in managing the demands of work and home life, while remaining productive and connected.

Respect, inclusion, equality, and safety are all fundamental to our well-being culture. Line managers are encouraged to intervene on well-being issues.

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