Governance

Environment

Chelsfield LLP is committed to the stringent anticipation and management of environmental impacts of its development activities and works closely with partners, contractors and other stakeholders to produce innovative solutions to environmental issues.

It is pro-active in consultations with members of the public in exploring concerns as to environmental impacts and developing solutions appropriate to the local neighborhood and wider areas. Members of its Board enjoy reputations in insisting on and procuring pre-eminent design and building disciplines emphasising the beneficial creation of public space to enhance the environment. 

As well as developments activity Chelsfield LLP also takes an asset management role where these disciplines can be carried forward in the improvement of the environmental aspects of developed buildings. All relevant laws and regulations are complied with and an experienced team works closely with consultants and professionals to ensure compliance throughout all stages of a development. Environmental impacts are closely monitored at all stages.

Equality and Diversity

All Chelsfield projects are designed to capture the benefits that accrue from new development and ensure they are shared throughout the local community.

At a company level Chelsfield has a strict policy promoting Equality and Diversity and ensuring all job applicants receive fair and equal treatment. Regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic or national origin, age or disability, religion or sexual orientation.

At a project level Chelsfield will ensure their aspirations for benefits to local people are carried out by the main contractor and that the selected contracting partner is well placed to offer long term solutions to local people. It is the long term vision and effective monitoring, and evaluation which is essential in stimulating economic activity beyond the construction phase. All Chelsfield projects have a Training and Employment Strategy at their core, comprising of inter-related programmes including:

Most of the current and past Chelsfield projects involve partnering with local training providers, business in the community groups and community champions. It is important that whilst broad aspirations are met, ensuring employment opportunity for those seeking work, both in construction and in office, retail and community work that specific local needs are also met. For example, Step into Construction is an initiative managed by the CITB whose goals are to encourage ethnic minorities into construction through utilising translators and aiming recruitment at hard to reach communities.

Health and Safety

Chelsfield are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of everybody affected by our activities and that is the overriding factor in the decision making process.

Throughout the life of the project all stakeholders involved in the supply chain will be obliged to uphold our standards and operate a zero tolerance approach to breaches of Health and Safety Codes of Practise. In order to foster a culture of excellence in Health and Safety the strategy can be broken down into three principal elements – all of which are knitted together.

Design

Delivery

In addition to Chelsfield, principal responsibility for Health and Safety at this stage of the project will rest with the main contractor. The selection of the contracting partner will ensure our ideals and aspirations are matched and that the contractor believes Health and Safety is integral to the way the scheme is delivered. At the very least:

On Site

Off Site


Chelsfield support the aims of the Considerate Contractor Scheme which covers:

 

On-going Management

Health and Safety matters do not stop with the completion of construction but continue across all tenures in perpetuity. We strive to put in place a management structure to ensure the continuation of: