“The Banks Group develops land for a variety of uses including surface coal mining, property and renewable energy. We are a family owned, County Durham based business employing around 400 people across the north of England and Scotland.
Our development with care approach is at the heart of all we do; it embodies the Banks Group’s values. Development with care means we work with the local community in which our projects are located. It also means we want to ensure our employees are treated properly – safely, well trained and with respect – so they can do a good job and enjoy their work. Development with care is very much integral to our corporate responsibility (CR) approach and work which is why we have a dedicated CR Group, formed from representatives of all central functions of the organisation, our regional offices and operating sites.
Each year our CR Group will produce a report which shares evidence of Banks’ delivery of development with care. This report sets out some of the highlights of our CR work in the last year. It is divided into four main sections, covering each of the strands of work that our CR group focuses on:
- COMMUNITY – how we support the wider community both for areas hosting our projects and nationally
- ENVIRONMENT – how we seek to leave positive environmental legacies from our projects
- BUSINESS PARTNERS – how we work fairly with our suppliers and promote local businesses
- WORKPLACE – the issues that affect the people who work for us and how we manage those”
To see the Banks Group’s latest corporate responsibility report see: Banks Group’s Corporate Responsibility report 2016, April 2017