Corporate Social Responsibility
Statement from Ancon's Managing Director, Stuart Maxwell
Corporate Social Responsibility is at the very core of our business. Our dedication to excellence in health and safety, environmental stewardship and community investment are the foundations of all our working practices and ethics. Health and safety performance is always the first item on the agenda at Board meetings – taking priority, quite rightly, over our financial performance.
Ancon manufactures high integrity steel components for masonry and concrete construction. We supply customers worldwide in construction sectors from residential to infrastructure. We operate three manufacturing facilities in the UK, including our headquarters in Sheffield, as well as plants and offices in Australia and Switzerland. We also have offices in Germany, Austria and Dubai. All of these operations work to the highest standards of quality, health and safety and environmental management.
Wherever we work, our positive commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practices defines the way we operate. All of our facilities employ strict energy management and waste-minimisation procedures, following the principles of lean manufacturing. Sustainability is firmly embedded in the business. Our steel products are 100% recyclable and we recycle virtually all of our waste materials, whether from the factory or our offices.
This report provides a brief overview of our CSR activities and commitments, with specific examples of projects we have been involved with and some of our achievements. Our dedication to continuous improvement ensures that we are always building on these successes, creating a thriving, environmentally sensitive, socially responsible business of which our employees, customers and all our stakeholders can be proud.
Putting Corporate Social Responsibility into Practice (PDF, 957 KB)
CRH Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF, 386 KB)
Innovative and quick-to-install reinforcing bar couplers from Ancon replace time-consuming lapped joints and minimise reinforcement congestion in the gigantic concrete superstructure of Europe’s tallest building; the 87-floor, 462m high helicoidal Lakhta Tower in St. Petersburg.
Ancon is pleased to announce it has become one of the first businesses to transition its Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHS) to the new International standard ISO 45001:2018.