Our People & Communities


Our People & Communities Commitments

Human Rights

Every construction project to set and achieve a % target for working with local businesses and people.
Every project to have a local needs assessment conducted.

Achieve more than 85% satisfaction score for the “TSL Talks” employee survey.
Deliver the TSL Health and Wellbeing plan.

Conduct a detailed review of code of conduct performance with 10% of the supply chain every year.
Deliver a site stand down on modern slavery at every project by 2030.

Diversity & Inclusion
Charity & Volunteering
Training & Education

Deliver more than 300 hours of diversity, inclusion and equity training by 2030.
All TSL leaders and managers to have a target relating to inclusivity.

Deliver the TSL climate adaptation plan preparing the business for the future.
Support clients to design “climate ready” infrastructure.

Achieve more than 30 hours training (average) per person per year to 2030.
Rollout the TSL Carbon Literacy training programme achieving > 80% of all staff by 2030.

Social Value Policy

Our social value policy encapsulates our commitment to advancing social, economic, and environmental sustainability. It is founded on the belief that a company’s success is intricately linked to creating positive and lasting impacts, advancing the communities in which we operate within. We acknowledge that every construction project we undertake has wide-ranging implications, and we are responsible for ensuring that those implications are overwhelmingly positive. We have grouped our activities into five key focus areas that we believe are essential to creating social value:

Positive Environment Impact

  • Minimising the carbon footprint for TSL and our clients, reducing waste, conserving natural resources, and promoting eco-friendly innovations throughout our projects.
  • Contributing to the improvement of air quality, maximising local biodiversity, and avoiding negative impacts from noise, nuisance, and pollution.


  • Collaborate with our customers, peers, partners, supply chain, local communities, and academia.
  • Support targeted initiatives aligned to global, national, or regional objectives.
  • Be accountable to communities where we work and ensure a transparent and meaningful dialogue.
  • Involve and empower people in decisions that affect them.

Growing Economies

  • Creating opportunities for local MSMEs and VCSEs in the value chain of the construction activity.
  • Adopting a localism model placing a priority on procuring goods and services locally where possible and measuring our local spend.
  • Upskilling and supporting MSMEs and VCSEs to thrive and grow in industry.
  • Ethically procuring goods and services and in particular strengthening initiatives take to identify, monitor, and reduce risks of modern-day slavery and unethical work practices.

“In my 26 years at Lidl I’ve had the opportunity to work on some incredible projects, but none of which I am prouder of than this. To see the culmination of all the work that’s gone into it and knowing the boost that it’s going to give to the local economy including the 1,500 jobs created, is truly something."

- Jennifer Davidson, Lidl Regional Director

Community & Employee Engagement

  • Encouraging and providing the time for employees to support and participate in local charities and volunteering opportunities.
  • Providing appropriate resources for social & environmental improvement projects where we work.
  • Committing to register and adopt the Considerate Constructors Schemes Code of Practice (when relevant to the size of the site).
  • Partnering with national and international charities that share our values, through corporate giving and strategic fund raising.
  • Encouraging and offering support for improved health and well-being both physical and mental for our employees, community, and supply chain.

Skills & Employment

  • Recognise, implement, and invest in innovation that supports the development of skills, creates opportunities for employment and improves overall conditions for communities.
  • Create employment opportunities within the communities in which we work and encourage our supply chain to do the same.
  • Take action to reduce inequalities in employment and general local living conditions.
  • Develop skills for employees that cater to their needs as an individual recognising specialist training requirements for young or disadvantaged people.

"Our intern initiatives are about creating opportunity for our youth, to unlock potential and provide a step on the ladder of social mobility. Everyone should have a chance to succeed in life and TSL is well positioned to help in this endeavour."

- Kevin Copsey, CSO TSL

Through integrated policies, TSL is committed to drive client and community value and generate economic, social, and environmental benefits. Our commitment to social responsibility is not merely an addendum to our business strategy; it is a fundamental aspect of who we are as a company.

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