Our Mission Statement governs our approach to crucial issues such as business ethics, behaviour, health and safety and sustainability. These Values are communicated to all employees, and we have a suite of policies (internal and external) which detail how we expect our people to behave.
Crest Nicholson requires that all employees conduct business legally and within a clear ethical framework. This framework is clearly set out within our Human Resource Policies which cover:
This covers Crest Nicholson's standards of conduct towards each other and our stakeholders. Crest Nicholson does not tolerate discrimination, dishonesty or unethical behaviour in any form, and has appropriate disciplinary, and secure confidential whistle blowing, mechanisms in place.
Crest Nicholson's values, policies and procedures form part of its formal contract with employees, both permanent and temporary.
Policies and procedures are reviewed and approved by the Executive Management team and are communicated using appropriate media, including the Company intranet.
Staff engagement is important to Crest Nicholson. Information and changes that the Company wishes to communicate (including trading updates) are disseminated via various media as appropriate to the message, such as departmental briefings, road shows and one on one meetings, plus the Company intranet.
This policy augments our health & safety policy, and covers the safety of our employees while they carry out their roles plus the promotion of general health & welfare. Access to private medical insurance is available to all permanent employees, along with a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme which provides guidance and help for a wide range of issues at work and at home. A confidential Helpline and professional Stress Counselling services are provided.
In keep with the Bribery Act 2010, Crest Nicholson operates and maintains a number of policies and procedures to prevent bribery and corruption, including an anti-bribery and corruption policy, a gifts and entertainment policy and guidance around bribery risk areas. The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy sets out a clear code of conduct for employees and supply chain partners to ensure they understand and conduct themselves in accordance with the legal regulations relating to bribery and corruption. Staff receive ongoing training on the Group’s policies in this area and the Act generally. Our policy is available to view here.
A wide range of legislation governs housing development, including Building Regulations, advertising and marketing, health and safety, environmental management and employment practices. In many cases we go well beyond compliance requirements, setting our own internal high standards. Please see our Annual Integrated Report for a summary of how we operate in compliance with prevailing laws and regulations.
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