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CSR Presentation

Balfour Beatty
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Holly Saunders

on 21 March 2013

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Co structio The Construction industry has seen a huge growth in recent years. It has moved ahead of manufacturing to become the largest employer in goods sector in 2008. Employment has doubled between 2000 and 2008 in construction because of the investment in new buildings and infastructure has soared. Construction was the third largest industry in B.C. in 2008. One reason for the growth in the construction industry is the growth in population in B.C. There has been a strong economy making a strong construction industry One in 10 BC workers were employed in construction in 2008, the highest percentage on record The residential construction industry has gone through two boom and bust cycles in the last 30 years Investment in new apartments and condos exceeded spending on detached houses for the first time ever in 2008 Spending on engineering projects and residential buildings has doubled Preparations for the 2010 Olympics boosted spending on new buildings and transportation infrastructure in the province. Seven out of 10 workers in this industry are tradespeople or equipment operators Wages in construction tend to be higher than in other industries in 2008. Employment in construction usually peaks in the summer months The unemployment rate in construction is usually quite high, but in recent years it has fallen below the all-industry average One in three construction workers are self- employed Construction establishments are often small businesses with fewer than 20 workers Three out of four construction jobs are in Mainland/Southwest and Vancouver Island/Coast It is relatively inexpensive, some wood is treated with pesticides that are dangerous to our health,
it is susceptible to warping or cracking with extreme temperature variations, it is subjected to mold and fungus problems if humidity levels remain too high. GDP or Gross Domestic Product refers to the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period. By: Emma Wilding (72913) Holly Saunders (73002) Pearl Nunns (73530) and Naomi Williams (79363) It is relatively inexpensive, some wood is treated with pesticides that are dangerous to our health,
it is susceptible to warping or cracking with extreme temperature variations, it can be subjected to mold and fungus problems if humidity levels remain too high. Steel is very energy-intensive to manufacture, it does
not provide insulation, it is a non-renewable resource unless recycled, and it has to be shipped long distances from point of manufacture to point of use. Vinyl is the most commonly used residential cladding in North America. Environmental concerns in the processing, manufacturing, and disposal of the product, and it is not Recyclable! Wood is moderately renewable and is biodegradable.
It can provide some minor insulation and structural properties. Stains used to treat the wood are not environmentally friendly and can be toxic. Questions for me? Activity Time In one month in the year 2009, 7000 construction jobs in B.C. were lost. Bibliography http://www.guidetobceconomy.org/major_industries/construction.htm construction powerpoint 2010 block B present http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/01/09/bc-job-losses-december.html Bibliography http://www.guidetobceconomy.org/major_industries/construction.htm http://palmcoastgov.com/government/departments/community_development/IMG/GreenBuilding.jpg http://buildingbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/MRC-Green-Building.jpg construction powerpoint 2010 future Balfour Beatty: - Founded in 1909
- Operates in over 80 countries
- Pre tax profits of £334m in 2012
- Employs 12,000 in the UK Industry: - Employs 1.5m people in UK
- 8% of UK GDP
- Employment Regulations Stakeholder Group: - Employees/Potential Employees Issue: Blacklisting Institutional Discrimination: Spence (2000) - Potential employees were discriminated on the grounds unrelated to their qualifications and performance Carroll (1991) Model of CSR: - Economic Responsibility
- Legal Responsibility
- Ethical Responsibility Forbids employers to refuse employment to someone or treating them unfairly because of participation in trade union activities Employees and
Business Ethics "Our four group-wide values of Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Respect are essential in helping to guide our employees" (Balfour Beatty Ethics)

Political Affiliation - "smokescreen"

Donaldson & Preston (1995) Normative Ethical Theory:
Use of blacklist is against the "morally correct way of acting"

Rawl's (1971) "Theory of Justice" Contemporary Issues Affecting Employees Balfour Beatty Olympics 2012 blacklisting

One blacklisted union member awarded £11,700 compensation

Balfour Beatty are challenging compensation payments to blacklisted workers

Government are acting on behalf of the stakeholder group for justice Stakeholder Theory:
Employee Rights - Right to freedom from discrimination
- Right to privacy
- Right to participation and association
- Right to healthy and safe working conditions
- Right to freedom of speech
- Right to work Similar/Contrasting Cases Similar: Contrasting: - McAlpine
- Kier Ltd
- Skanska Carillion have adopted a "pro-active corporate social responsiveness strategy" (Caroll, 1979)

Reassurance to stakeholders is attempted through the publication of evidence and working transparently with authorities Conclusions Balfour Beatty discriminated against employees during recruitment

Rejects Theory of Justice and CSR Policies

Unfulfilled Legal and Ethical Responsibilities

Employment rights not considered Recommendations Reference List •Balfour Beatty (2013) Code of Conduct. [Online] Available at: http://ourcodeofconduct.balfourbeatty.ry.com/?id=47934. Page 27. [Accessed 12/3/13].

•Balfour Beatty., 2011. Helping Communities Thrive, Annual Report. [Online]. Available at: http://annualreport11.balfourbeatty.com/documents/annual_report_and_accounts_2011/annual_report_and_accounts_2011.pdf [Accessed 19/3/13].

•Building.co.uk (2013) Balfour Beatty admits to Olympics blacklist checks. [Online] Available at: http://www.building.co.uk/news/balfour-beatty-admits-to-olympics-blacklist-checks/5048788.article [Accessed 12/3/13].

•Carroll, A. B. (1991) The pyramid of corporate social responsibility: towards the moral management of organizational stakeholders. Business Horizons (Jul-Aug): 42.

•Carolyn Jones (2013) ‘The Institute of Employment Rights’, Strengthening the Blacklisting Regulations: An Institute of Employment Rights Briefing. [Online] Available at: http://www.ier.org.uk/news/strengthening-blacklisting-regulations-institute-employment-rights-briefing [Accessed: 05/03/13].

•Construction News (2013) Balfour Beatty checked workers to avoid civil disobedience. [Online] Available at: http://www.cnplus.co.uk/news/construction-companies/balfour-beatty/balfour-beatty-checked-workers-to-avoid-civil-disobedience/8644136.article?referrer=RSS [Accessed 10/3/13]

•Crane, A., & Matten, D., 2010. Business Ethics. 3rd Ed. Oxford University Press Inc., New York.

•Equality Act (2010) [Online] Available at: http://homeoffice.gov.uk/equalities/equality-act/ [Accessed 01/03/13].

•House of Commons Scottish Affairs (2013) Submission from Carillion plc to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee – Blacklisting in Employment September 2012. [Online] Available at: http://www.carillionplc.com/media/72404/carillion_scottish_affairs_committee_submission_september_2012.pdf [Accessed: 03/03/13].

•HR Space., 2010. Award for Employee Engagement – Winner: Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering. [Online]. Available at: http://www.personneltoday.com/hrspace/media/ptawards2012/award-for-employee-engagement-winner-balfour-24096.aspx [Accessed 19/3/13].Spence, L. J. (2000) What ethics in the employment interview? In D. Winstanley and J.Woodall, Ethical issues in contemporary human resource management: 43-58. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

•The Construction Index (2013) McAlpine admits extensive use of blacklist. [Online] Available at: http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/mcalpine-admits-extensive-use-of-blacklist [Accessed 12/3/13].

•UCATT (2013) Skanska director biggest contributor to blacklist. [Online] Available at:
https://www.ucatt.org.uk/article.php?group_id=1915-skanksa [Accessed 12/03/13].

•Union News (2012) Balfour Beatty boss “hiding behind lawyer” over blacklisting. [Online] Available at: http://union-news.co.uk/2013/03/balfour-beatty-boss-hiding-behind-lawyer-over-blacklisting/ [Accessed 13/03/13]. Staff representatives are regarded by trade union organisations as the main communicators of CSR Automatic right to compensation if found on blacklist
Support group to assist employees through claims procedure Government to illegalise blacklisting and enforce deterrants
Independent regulatory body to monitor employee rights Representative employee recruitment and selection
Introduce committee to ensure internal consistency The trade union and labour relations act 1992: Employees Balfour Beatty Government
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