In recognition of Colas' performance in implementing excellence and good practice, the company was awarded 5-Star Recognised for Excellence (R4E) in October 2011. This is an award we have retained.
R4E is a distinctive and prestigious accolade based on the EFQM Excellence Model - the most widely used management framework in Europe. The 5-Star award is testament to Colas' working methods and the dedication of its employees to continuous improvement.
Health and Safety
Colas has won multiple awards and commendations for its health and safety procedures; established over the years into a core company value. Stringent safety management processes, operational procedures, audit facilities, and an effective and efficient business in full compliance with set performance standards and BS18001 have cemented our awards success.
Safety has always been, and will always remain, a first priority for our organisation and we are fully committed to continually improving our safety systems to ensure that our business continues to attract recognition and merit from health and safety awards bodies. All of our safety procedures undergo constant reviews to ensure that best practice is sustained at all times.
By creating and sustaining mutually beneficial partnerships with local councils and through joint ventures, Colas have received a number of awards. Driven by our presence in Portsmouth through the PFI, we engaged with local communities through various CSR projects and this has added real value to our organisation.
In recognition of our efforts we were awarded the South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 'Community Projects' prize. We also won the 'Highway Contract Partnership' prize at the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards for our partnership with Portsmouth City Council in the successful delivery of the PFI scheme.