ECD Architects is committed to a set of core CSR principles
We care about the way we do business and are proud that we do this responsibly, professionally and ethically. Our continued implementation of our Group Responsible Business strategy reflects our commitment to working together with our staff, our clients, and the community around us to ensure that any impact we make on the world is for the better.
2019/2020 has seen great changes in the way we work. The year commenced with the phased roll-out of our new document management system – Deltek DMS, to help us improve the way we manage, store and retrieve all our project information, and ended with the rapid implementation of a remote working environment, enabling us to keep people safe whilst continuing to support our clients throughout the unprecedented times that have come with the Covid 19 pandemic.Thanks to the overriding positive attitude and ‘can do’ approach adopted by our staff, we have embraced the changes and adapted quickly to new ways of working.
We continue to be guided by our core values in everything we do:
- We achieve as a team
- We Care
- We improve
- We deliver.
These drive howwe treat each other, work together and serve clients, as well as underpinthe 3 key strands of our Responsible Business Strategy:
- Valuing People
- Commitment to the Environment
- Investing in Communities.
Throughout the year we have built upon our success in being recognised as a finalist for the Lord Mayor Dragon Awards 2019 for our CSR programme. We have expanded our focus upon staff Health and Wellbeing with the introduction of new initiatives such as Mental Health Awareness, Office Yoga sessions and summer-time Finish-Early-Fridays. We’ve also expanded our community fundraising and volunteering activities to include a range of education workshops and lectures for disadvantaged youngsters considering a career in construction.
To end the year in March 2020, we were pleased to attain the Investor in People standard again, having made significant progress and improvement in the majority of the key assessment themes.
“We were really pleased with our Investor in People achievements. We recognise last year was hard with so many changes. We hope this award shows just how dedicated we are to continuing to support our staff and their development, and how much we value their contribution to our ongoing success.”
- Colette McHugh, Group Director
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Vision and Values
Our vision is to become a leading provider of professional property consultancy services to clients in the public and private sectors. We aim to become the partner of choice for clients and the employer of choice for staff.Vision and Values