Our Cultural Framework

Our Cultural Framework

Our refreshed cultural framework, launched in December 2020, provides a simple and clear view of our purpose, values and behaviours under our Build to Last strategy.

It supports business decisions, investments and our actions. It’s embedded in our operations and our business processes. It’s a reflection of who we are now as an international group, who we want to be, what we value and what drives the way we work both internally and how our partners and customers see us.

Our strategy

Build to our Last is our strategy for continuous improvement

It’s fundamental to how we’re building a market leading Balfour Beatty for the next 100 years. It’s our platform for sustainable growth, productivity, inclusive talent – all ensuring the best capability to deliver on our promises and our enduring commitment to Zero Harm.  

Our purpose

Building New Futures

We are leading the transformation of our industry to meet the challenges of the future. We harness the power of digital and cutting-edge innovation to redefine the possible and drive productivity. Trusted by customers to deliver sustainable solutions and strengthen communities we leave a legacy we are proud of. Always safe. Always reliable. Always improving lives.

We support each other to deliver and succeed, placing equal value on all perspectives by embracing diversity and inclusion. Together we deliver powerful new solutions, collaborating with governments, our customers and partners to shape thinking, create skylines and inspire a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow. Balfour Beatty: Building New Futures. 

Our values

We’re Lean: We create value for our customers and drive continuous improvement

We’re thoughtful and agile, continuously challenging our ways of working to improve health and safety and productivity, eliminate waste and enhance quality to make us more competitive.

We’re Expert: Our highly skilled colleagues and partners set us apart

Our people are leaders. We’re the experts of today and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. We invest in our colleagues, building their skills and knowledge, to develop a passionate, world-class workforce drawn from all parts of our society.

We’re Trusted: We deliver on our promises and we do the right thing

We build trust every day by delivering on our promises, always. We’re accountable for our decisions and work with the upmost integrity to ensure we’re making the right choices.

We’re Safe: We make safety personal

Safety is our licence to operate. Nothing is more important than the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and the communities we serve. We are unrelenting and uncompromising in our commitment to achieving Zero Harm.

We’re Sustainable: We act responsibly to protect and enhance our planet and society

We leave a positive legacy for the people we work with, the communities we work in, and the world in which we operate. We want to enhance our impact on the environment, working with our supply chain partners, customers and communities to ensure our choices are sustainable.

Our behaviours

Talk Positively

We’re passionate about what we do, talking with pride and enthusiasm about our business, our colleagues, our industry, and our future

Collaborate Relentlessly

We’re at our best when we share ideas and expertise, build connections and work as a team to drive performance and strengthen relationships

Encourage Constantly

We nurture a supportive environment, empowering, motivating and inspiring each other with regular and powerful feedback, giving credit where credit is due so we can all reach our potential

Make a difference

We challenge ourselves to always have a positive impact, find solutions and stand up and be counted when it matters

Value Everyone

We're inclusive, celebrating difference and respecting one another for who we are and the perspectives we bring to the table