Building Lives - Our Careers Target
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The Willmott Dixon Foundation
The Willmott Dixon Foundation was established in 2011 to guide, monitor and collate the social and community investment activities of our people. It provides our approach to CSR, Social Value and Community.
We help people thrive using our skills, experience and know-how to make a tangible difference. To focus our efforts, we have set the business a series of unique ambitions through the Building Lives theme of our Now or Never strategy, which takes us to 2030.
Since 1852 Willmott Dixon has been making a difference to communities. Long before the term 'social value' was coined, Willmott Dixon was carrying out charitable works in the areas in which we build - we can see this in the company's 1978 report and accounts which states: "At Willmotts we have, for a long time ... provided aid not only in financial terms but in the service of our employees to many organisations."
The Foundation is the umbrella for all of our community activities. We strive to deliver them:
Using this approach, we have:
Click on the poster below to see the impact we had in 2021:
Watch our video about the Foundation here:
“Our purpose goes beyond profit. Creating value for our communities is something we passionately believe in, and we strive to constantly find new ways to improve social mobility in communities local to our projects and contracts. As a privately-owned company, being a positive force to deliver social cohesion and provide life-long opportunities for people is important for Willmott Dixon, especially for myself as the fifth generation to lead the company. I am proud of the difference we make through the fantastic efforts of our people.”
Rick Willmott, Group Chief Executive.
Read more about our approach to social value here.
More annual Foundation reviews can be found in our review archive.
In 2011, we established the Willmott Dixon Foundation. Our poster charts our achievements over the past decade.