Corporate Social Responsibility
Fulcrum has a comprehensive approach to Corporate Social Responsibility which can be broken down into three key areas:
- Environmental best practice
- Social and economic sustainability
- Good governance
Fulcrum follows environmental best practice in all of its developments and also through the work of its offices and staff.
The biggest environmental impact is the energy resources used in the construction and running of our buildings. We work with our supply chain partners, particularly the construction teams, the designers and the engineers, to develop new buildings that have the lowest adverse environmental impact possible given the requirements of our NHS partners. We work with end users at the design stage to include environmental solutions to reduce energy usage such as photo-voltaic panels, biomass boilers and rainwater harvesting, wherever possible shifting energy usage to renewable sources.
Back at base we have office solutions to reduce waste and conserve energy and our staff transport policy promotes the use of public transport and measure and reduce our corporate carbon footprint.
Social and Economic Sustainability
Fulcrum has a strong corporate culture promoting staff engagement, health and safety, training and personal development and we seek similar practices from our supply chain partners.
Our projects have promoted local employment, particularly important given that many of our new buildings are in areas of significant deprivation. These practices also include proactive recruitment of women, people from minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.
The great majority of our projects are in areas of social deprivation and all of our work is based around developing new health and social care facilities for people in need. We seek out wider regeneration projects and always explore working with other agencies to deliver joined up services to local people. Our buildings include co-located social care services, libraries, schools, leisure facilities and affordable housing.
Each of the Fulcrum offices support local charities and community groups and examples include supporting St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington and Willowbrook Hospice in Knowsley and sponsoring community groups in Hammersmith and Fulham to raise funds for the local park next to our new White City development.
Fulcrum aspire to the highest standards of good governance and best practice. Our partnership model has been designed around the principles of transparency with our key clients, stakeholders and shareholders who play an active role in our board meetings. All board meetings include a formal declaration of interests which are recorded in board minutes.