In the built environment sector, the Grenfell Tower Disaster has put building safety at the top of everyone’s agenda. From a moral, social and economic perspective it’s now imperative that we embed enduring values, attitudes and ethical behaviors at the heart of all we do.
The launch of the Building a Safer Future Charter’s ‘Charter Champion’ status is an important step in driving forwards the systemic culture change in relation to major hazard safety that is required across the built-environment sector and through the entire value chain. As we progress on this critical journey, we should be seeking to raise standards and build public trust.
Find out more about how Charter Champion benchmarking and independent verification can help support the culture change required to help rebuild public trust.
AMANDA LONG, Chief Executive, Considerate Constructors Scheme and Building a Safer Future Charter
Amanda joined the Scheme in September 2019 as Chief Executive, and has over 25 years of experience working in senior executive roles for a range of national and international organisations.
Amanda has a wealth of expertise driving ethical business practice and developing ground-breaking Corporate Social Responsibility frameworks to improve standards; helping organisations in behavioural and culture change programmes focusing on public engagement, sustainability, workforce welfare and consumer protection.
Her previous roles include Director-General of Consumers International; CEO of Corporate Culture; Joint CEO East of England Cooperative, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Anglian Water Services; and International Projects Manager (Sustainability) at Unilever.
Through Amanda's leadership, in February 2020 the Considerate Constructors Scheme was appointed to develop and manage the Building a Safer Future (BSF) Charter which is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a separate and independent governance structure. The BSF Charter has an essential role to play in helping to facilitate culture change and drive development and learnings around a collaborative community of those committed to putting people’s safety first.
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