Building Relations through Social Value

We are committed to maximizing the positive impact we can have in the communities we work in.

Gilbert-Ash has been working in partnership for several years with the Adsum Foundation and the Madagascar Development Fund with the goal of investing money in people and communities in the developing world. As a company we have undertaken different fundraising activities to help provide clean drinking water and build schools for communities in Madagascar.

We were proud to be able to fund the construction of a new primary school and latrine block at Moratsiazo. It was humbling to hear the Village Head pay tribute to Gilbert-Ash at the official opening of the school for: “improving conditions for pupils by building these much-needed classrooms.”

“Gilbert-Ash continues to support the work we do with the Adsum Foundation enabling us to focus on delivering sustainable projects that significantly improve the quality of life for those living in poor communities in Madagascar.”

Gavin Lonergan, Adsum Foundation

For more information about the Adsum Foundation visit https://adsumfoundation.org/

Considerate Constructors Scheme

Gilbert-Ash registers projects with the Considerate Constructors Scheme as we recognize we have a responsibility to improve the image of the industry across all communities where we are working. We achieved an average score of 40 / 50 across all projects in 2018/19.

Community Impact

Gilbert-Ash is committed to maximizing the positive impact we can have in the communities we work in. This includes providing opportunities for apprenticeships, placements and the long-term unemployed.

We recognize that these opportunities will have a long-lasting positive legacy by providing individuals with the tools and experience to continue to build a career within the construction industry. We partner with a range of employment, education, voluntary and public sector organizations right across the UK to strengthen our links within the community.

We work hard to identify local supply chain opportunities to maximize the positive economic impact we can have during our time on site. Through our website, social media outlets and meet the buyer events, we continue to build collaborative relationships with new supply chain partners as we recognize the value this adds to our business.

We continue to support local initiatives and encourage our employees and supply chain to actively participate within their local community.

At Gilbert-Ash we are proud sponsors of WOMEN’STEC who do such great working in providing training in non-traditional skills for women in Northern Ireland. Last year, we had a build and design project with a difference as we helped pupils in Our Lady’s Girl’s Primary School in Belfast to design and build an outdoor classroom, as part of their participation in Healthy Cities.

We also worked with schools across Belfast to recreate the AC Hotel by Marriott at Belfast Harbour, using the educational gaming programme Minecraft.

The initiative was launched to give pupils an insight into careers available to them in construction, both young boys and girls.

Community Request

Gilbert-Ash is committed to supporting the local communities we work in. If you would like to partner with us to deliver an initiative, please click on this link and complete the application. All applications are assessed against our agreed criteria. Please note that only those applications that meet our criteria will be successful. For more information on our community request application, please contact us at belfast@gilbert-ash.co.uk.

Employees & Workforce

We are committed to building a strong diverse workforce and supply chain in accordance with our “Together As One” initiative. We will continue to invest in the professional development of our people, to ensure we retain the in-house knowledge and expertise required by our industry.

Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality

We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved in our projects, protecting the natural environment throughout all of our operations, and encouraging a culture where we can continue to improve our overall business performance.

Ethical Business

We are committed to responsible business by operating in an ethical and transparent manner. We recognise our responsibility to incorporate social, environmental and ethical operations into our business particularly with regards our procurement procedures, life cycle of the products we use and the rights of workers across our supply chain.