Corporate Social Responsibility

We strive to be a responsible business, constantly looking for ways to improve the way we work and the positive impact we have on the communities where we operate.

Our workplace

We are committed to providing a healthy working and physical environment for everyone who works for us. We believe our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and this helps us to deliver a better service. We pay our staff a fair living wage and ensure that everybody has the opportunity to develop their potential.

Modern Slavery Statement

This statement sets out the J Browne’s Group actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its businesses, and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chain. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 01st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.

The J Browne Group recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

We are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all our Corporate activities and to ensuring that our supply chain is also free from slavery and human trafficking. 

We expect that the parties we engage with are as committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking within any part of our operations. A copy of our Anti- Slavery Policy statement can also be found on the J Browne website. Should you have a concern that there is a breach of our policy then please refer to our Whistleblowing procedure to escalate. All Whistleblowing reports will be dealt confidentially with under the J Browne Whistleblowing Process which can be found in our Business Conduct Procedure.

As a Group, we assess our Sub Contractors and Supply Chain to ensure that they comply with laws and regulations. We request information on compliance with standards in health & safety, quality, environmental, equality, anti-corruption, slavery and human trafficking and adequacy of insurance protection. Supplier responses are verified and we revert to the supplier for action in the event of ambiguity or noncompliance.

We continually monitor all our processes and review regularly to ensure we are compliant in all areas.

 Paul McMahon 

Paul McMahon - Managing Director

31st March 2017

Our marketplace and stakeholders

Our staff understand the importance of providing excellent customer service at all times. When on site, we minimise the impact of our activities on the public through good planning and communication. We carry out regular customer service inductions and briefings with all our staff to emphasise the importance of behaving with courtesy and respect at all times. Our staff also understand the importance of the Service Incentive Mechanism (SIM) to our water industry clients, and the positive impact we can have on customer satisfaction levels.

Our communities

A major local employer in the South East, we have a strong link to the communities where we work and want to be a good neighbour making a positive contribution. We support our community by:

  • Employing 250+ local staff
  • Supporting local charities & initiatives
  • Encouraging employee involvement in the community
  • Supporting local businesses and engaging a local supply chain

Our environment

We are always looking for the areas where we can have the biggest possible impact on the environment. In transport, for example, we mitigate the impact of our 100-strong fleet of vehicles by ensuring they are fuel-efficient, cyclist friendly and their usage is monitored. We also use speed restrictors to minimise carbon emissions.

Our waste

Our target is to recycle 100% of our construction waste and reuse materials.

Our energy use

Built in 2008, our modern HQ in Enfield has many energy efficient systems such as movement sensitive lighting, heat thermostats, energy efficient office equipment and full recycling facilities. All office equipment is recycled as part of our lease agreements.