BSP Consulting wins gold standard accolade for CSR commitment

David Sumner, MD of BSP Consulting

Civil and structural engineer BSP Consulting has been presented with a top level award in recognition of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The East Midlands-based company has received a gold CSR accreditation – the highest level awarded by CSR Accreditation, which delivers the standard for social responsibility.

It reflects BSP’s dedication and commitment to social and environmental concerns within its business operations and in interactions with its stakeholders, including staff, clients and associates.

Business development director at BSP Consulting, Jef Todd, said: “The whole team at BSP Consulting is pleased and proud to have achieved CSR Accreditation. It’s the absolute icing on the cake to have received a gold standard award – the highest level available.

“The company takes great pride in our CSR commitments which are embedded in our culture, and it’s great to have those achievements recognised officially.”

BSP Consulting, one of the leading independent civil and structural engineering firms in the East Midlands, has its headquarters in Nottingham, with offices in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield. It has calculated that the value of its CSR in 2019 alone was £1.9m.

Its CSR commitments include providing energy efficient building design, supporting charities, offering professional pro-bono advice to good causes and charitable organisations, and reducing the firm’s carbon footprint through its operations, whether office, design or site-based. BSP is an equal opportunities employer and provides work experience, apprenticeships and training for young people. In addition, the company is a ‘good neighbour’ – actively interacting with community groups and supporting educational initiatives – and nurtures local business relationships through sourcing local labour, equipment and materials where possible.

“Achieving a CSR Accreditation is a visible testimony of excellence in corporate social responsibility, showing that BSP Consulting has integrated CSR initiatives throughout its business,” said Richard Collins, MD of CSR Accreditation. “A Gold CSR Accreditation is a significant achievement and I’d like to congratulate the whole team.

“Social responsibility is becoming an essential ingredient in business recovery and transition to the new normal. The future of business will be measured in social values as well as financial value. Businesses investing in their social responsibility now will deliver a sustainable and profitable future. It is no secret that consumers and stakeholders expect increased social value from the businesses they are engaged with.”

CSR is aimed at encouraging companies to be more aware of the impact of their business on the rest of society, including their own stakeholders and the environment. It is an approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders.

BSP Consulting was founded in 1999 and provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents.