I’m delighted to share our 2020 Sustainability Report which charts the progress we have made as a business in tackling climate change, supporting our communities and making WSP a more inclusive and diverse place to build a career.
2020 was an extremely challenging year for us all, so I’m incredibly proud that our corporate programmes have delivered £1.4 million in social value over this period. Through our people and projects, we’ve supported regional growth, fostered safer and more resilient communities, protected the environment and more.
It was especially heartening to see colleagues rallying to support frontline NHS teams both inside and outside of work. Collaborative work on the Grange University Hospital in South Wales meant it could open four months early, while our logistics expertise helped move personal protective equipment through to frontline staff. Volunteering efforts from colleagues also meant that thousands of facemasks and scrubs were made for local hospitals.
What enables us to respond to challenges like these is the culture we’re fostering where differences of all kinds are celebrated and valued. We’re also open about our commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable industry, and the reduction in our median gender pay gap this year is a signal that we have laid the right foundations for change.