We believe everyone should be treated with dignity, fairness and respect at work. Our aim is to, where possible, exceed the legal requirements for ‘in the workplace’ laws and have our own robust initiatives in place to facilitate this.
As part of the global Saint-Gobain Building Distribution business we recognise our responsibilities towards the communities in which we work, and endeavour to be a good member of those communities.
We have initiatives in place to ensure our social responsibilities are met and that we have the latest employment-related legislation.
As a business we recognise that our biggest asset is our people
Respect for People
We believe everyone should be treated with dignity, fairness and respect at work. Our aim is to, where possible, exceed the legal requirements for ‘in the workplace’ laws and have our own robust initiatives in place to facilitate this. These include:
Equality and diversity
Anti bullying and harassment
Stress at work
Employee recognition and reward
Family friendly working conditions
Training and Development
Our aim is to provide all employees with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively and efficiently, enabling them to provide the highest standard of service to our customers.
As a business we recognise that our biggest asset is our people, that’s why we offer an extensive range of development opportunities, including work based experience, formal courses and programmes, plus line management and coaching. We identify opportunities through annual appraisals, succession planning and requirements of individual roles.
We also actively encourage the recruitment of graduates, college students and school leavers, and develop their skills though our own internal training programmes.
Calders & Grandidge commitment to the health and safety of colleagues, customers and the public is absolute. As evidence of this we were awarded a prestigious Saint-Gobain Diamond Award for Health and Safety in 2011. Only 25 of these awards are presented annually across Saint-Gobain’s 20,000 sites worldwide and we are extremely proud to be the recipients of such an accolade.
Some of our key initiatives that have lead to Health and Safety excellence are:
A dedicated ‘Health and Safety Day’
‘Cleansweep’: providing a framework for storage, waste management, housekeeping and stock control.
‘Zero Harm’: behavioural based safety auditing scheme.
SMAT Audits: ‘senior management audit tools’ which are carried out virtually every day on site.
'Take Time For Safety' an employee tool used for self assessment of potential health and safety issues, and suggestions for improvements.
Calders & Grandidge is the UK's leading manufacturer of timber utility poles for the communications and power industries, track timbers for the railways, as well as a wide range of fencing, gates and landscape timbers for the agricultural, equine, local authority and domestic markets.