Our material social priorities:


  • Entrench the culture of Engineered Excellence by maintaining a high-performing organisation with a proven track record of delivering and adding value
  • Ensure our projects meet and exceed expectations for safety and health; local contracting partnerships; employment and procurement, training and skills development; socioeconomic development of communities; environmental mitigation and long-term impacts of projects


  • Achieve Zero Harm across all projects and continue to focus on lead indicators to prevent safety incidents
  • Prioritise the health and wellness of our employees and families


  • Deepen our employee value proposition and provide employees with meaningful work that aligns to our Purpose and their ESG expectations
  • Build the organisation for the future through training and capability development while also managing the impact of digital change on productivity and skills redundancy


  • Respond to local requirements and norms and ensure that initiatives are supportive of the needs and expectations of host communities
  • Accelerate localisation and establish local partnerships that contribute to the socioeconomic development of host communities


Nowhere is our focus on Engineered Excellence clearer than in our approach to safety. We recognise that safety is a managed outcome and have set a goal of Zero Harm.

We recorded zero fatalities during the year and our LTIFR compares to the best of our peers in our market sectors. The TRCR of 3.86 is a 25% improvement on FY2021. We achieved positive trends across all lead safety indicators, and 21 projects, out of a portfolio of more than 100 projects, achieved zero recordable cases.

LTIFR includes joint-venture partners and subcontractors

HSE System and Standards

All Group businesses are certified under ISO 45001. Key Group standards provide guidance on managing material HSE risks and provide a consistent and sustainable approach to HSE management. Employees are made aware of their rights to stop working and withdraw from unsafe environments.

Safety performance metrics

Safety performance, which includes joint-venture partners and subcontractors, is measured using lag and lead indicators.

Lag Indicators

LTIFR, TRCR, total injury frequency rate and all incidents frequency rates

Lead Indicators

Leadership engagements, high potential incidents and hazards, compliance with critical safety standards, hazards observations, work stoppages and audit findings


We strive to be an employer of choice. Sustainability, digital enablement, meaningful career opportunities, flexible workplace models and working environments that foster a culture of inclusion are crucial elements of a valuable employment proposition.

The Group’s value proposition to employees centres on our Values of Integrity, Respect, Care, Accountability and Commitment. Our focus is therefore to not only attract the right skills that meet the Group’s technical requirements but to attract people who exhibit the right behaviours that support our Values and a high-performance culture. We prioritise employee health and safety; ethical leadership; effective communication and collaboration; learning, development and mentorship; diversity, equity and inclusion; and sustainable localisation.

All our businesses apply and uphold the following high-level principles:

  • International standards of social justice, decent work and human rights
  • Equitable and inclusive working environments
  • Policies and procedures that align to the legislation and basic conditions of employment
  • Recruitment approaches that are fair, objective and support equal opportunity
  • Remuneration that is fair, competitive and aligned to the market
  • Talent management and succession planning
  • Clear accountabilities for all employees through formal documented performance management processes (middle management and upwards) and team-based targets (balance of employees)
  • Training and development to enable employees to perform their roles effectively and advance their individual potential
  • Proactive, meaningful and open communication with employees
  • Grievance and disciplinary approaches that are fair and just, where issues may be reported without fear of retaliation or reprisal
  • Accurate employee records where personal information is secure


We are a multicultural organisation. We aspire to provide our employees with a workplace where everyone feels valued and included, where strengths and differences are embraced and respected, and where opportunities exist for all to collaborate, contribute and achieve their full potential. Not only does this improve business performance but having workforces that reflect the communities in which we work supports our social licence to operate.

Guided by the Group diversity, equity and inclusion policy, all our businesses have policies appropriate to their regions of operation. We are committed to being aware of and responsive to the specific diversity, equity and inclusion priorities of the many different countries and cultures in which we operate. Our diversity, equity and inclusion interventions create awareness of unconscious biases as a fundamental means of changing behaviour. We ensure that any unfair discrimination is eliminated, and fair treatment is provided to all. Business platform CEOs are responsible for setting and delivering against the diversity targets applicable to their operations.


All employees receive the appropriate training for their roles. Our initiatives include work experience, skills development and training, and coaching opportunities.

Most of our training spend supports the development of technical skills, especially around safety and digital advances. In South Africa, bespoke virtual reality tools have placed us at the forefront of machine-specific operator training. The tools are flexible, meaning they can be updated to address lessons learnt on projects.

View the Sustainability Report for more information on our social initiatives

Contact Details

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