Tideway has been named ‘Company of the Year’ in the 2020 Global Good Awards, which recognised the project’s approach to sustainability and social impact.
Awarding the top ‘Gold’ award, the judges said that “sustainability had been designed in [to the project] from the beginning”, and commended the “real sense of purpose, innovation and management support”.
The company building London’s super sewer fought off tough competition from homebuilder Redrow and the cleaning firm Greenzone, which finished with silver and bronze, respectively.
The winning entry detailed Tideway’s commitment to use river transport where possible (dramatically reducing our environmental impacts), the project’s work with mental health charity Mates in Mind, and the industry-leading work on inclusion within the construction industry.
Steve Hails, Director of Business Services & HSW, said: “It’s a real honour to be named the Company of the Year in the Global Good Awards.
“We're very proud of the recognition of all our staff, contractors and partners for helping us to change the way infrastructure is delivered and to deliver a positive legacy for London.”
One of the judges commented on Tideway’s “great focus on major challenges around employing ex-offenders, increasing the gender ratios and focusing on LGBT inclusion and male mental health.”
The award follows Tideway’s recognition as a responsible business champion for employment by Business in the Community (BITC).
BITC recognised Tideway’s fair pay, its inclusive approach to employment (including employing people with convictions), and its work to recruit women into an historically male-dominated sector.
Speaking after the recognition from BITC, CEO Andy Mitchell said; “We have set out ambitious plans for the broader benefits from the Tideway project, whether for the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, the industry we work within, the communities we engage with, or London.
“If we want change, we need to do things differently.”