New communications systems across the Group allow for increased collaboration and networking between colleagues globally, and stimulates peer-to-peer and bottom-up as well as top-down influence.
Governance in practice
Our strategic approach to sustainability comes straight from the Group Board. It provides the gravitas needed to assure that sustainability is treated as an integral part of our business.
A Group Sustainability Steering Committee, answerable to the Board, is responsible for the formulation and implementation of sustainability strategy. The committee reflects the global structure of Mott MacDonald and the diversity of its stakeholders, with representatives from all four operational regions, as well as human resources, professional management, communications and our young professionals’ network. The committee meets three times a year and reports to the Group Board.
Sustainability is advanced through a three-tiered organisational structure:
1. Corporate structure – managers across the business have defined responsibilities and deliverables, ensuring that sustainability is addressed in annual business plans and in day-to-day activities.
2. Sustainability network – champions promote sustainability across geographic regions and technical disciplines, and also provide guidance and support for change to the corporate structure.
3. Sustainability community – with new communication software in place, we're able to link colleagues with common interests worldwide. The sustainability community enables innovative ideas and knowledge to be shared, giving individuals the opportunity to shape the debate on sustainability and constructively challenge the first structures on aspirations, plans and results.