Colwyn Bay-based construction company, RL Davies Construction Ltd, has been accredited under a new scheme developed by CITB and Constructing Equality, which recognises companies committed to fairness, inclusion and respect within the work place.
Carl Sargeant, Minister for Housing and Regeneration, today joined RL Davies Construction ‘Be Fair’ team members on site at Cartrefi Conwy’s development in Llandudno, to present a plaque marking the company’s achievement.
Under the scheme, which was developed by CITB in partnership with Constructing Equality, employers have to meet a number of specified targets.
Those include; ensuring compliance with basic employment law and public sector requirements, developing good practice and showing evidence of leadership for the construction sector as a whole.
RL Davies Construction was accredited ’Built Environment Fairness Inclusion and Respect’ (Be Fair) with a pass rate of 94%.
Carl Sargeant, Minister for Housing and Regeneration, said: “I’d like to commend RL Davies on their achievement. Their attitude to fairness, inclusion and respect serves as an example of what the construction industry in Wales can and should deliver.
“These are values which should be at the heart of every organisation and it’s pleasing to see CITB and the industry as a whole, focusing on putting the necessary practices in place to ensure that the best possible working environment is achieved and sustained.”
Prys Jones at RL Davies Construction said, “We’re so proud to have achieved such a high score under the new Be Fair accreditation scheme and thank CITB for its support.
"Ensuring fairness and inclusion across the company is so important in helping us to encourage a positive environment for our staff to develop and grow.
"I hope this accreditation sends a strong message that we are serious about investing in our workforce and helping them to take advantage of the opportunities available to them to forge a successful career in construction.”
Celia Williams, CITB’s North and Mid Wales Area Delivery Manager, said: “The Be Fair accreditation scheme is just one of the ways CITB works with industry to ensure Welsh construction is attracting the skilled tradespeople it needs for continued growth.
"Fairness and inclusion are principles that will help employers to positively position construction as a worthwhile sector to work within.
"RL Davies Construction is leading the way for Welsh companies and we look forward to seeing other companies follow in their footsteps in the near future.”