Our Sustainability Policies

Sustainability is not only the right thing to do but is also good for business. We recognise that our operations have an impact on the environment and society, and we are committed to working collaboratively with our stakeholders to minimise their effects. In our ESG report, we outline our commitment to sustainability and progress towards achieving our goals through environmental, social, and governance initiatives.



EV Charging

Free electric vehicle charging points are available for all employees at our office


Renewable Energy

100% of our electricity used comes from renewable sources


LED Lighting

We have low-energy LED lighting fitted throughout our facility


Sustainable Bid Options

We offer Low Carbon options within our bids by working closely with key suppliers to provide value engineering solutions that are not only cost-effective but also sustainable for our customers.


Environmental Training

In 2023, we are enrolling employees on ISO14064 to further expand our knowledge and expertise in this area and to enable us to have a greater impact with our environmental initiatives and GHG reduction efforts


Electricity Savings

26% reduction in electricity vs 2021 against intensity ratio



Internal Intranet

Day to Day news and project updates facilitated by our WorkVivo online intranet


Employee Engagement Surveys

Annual employee engagement surveys ensure our staff have the freedom to speak up, make suggestions and make our place of work the best it could be and somewhere we are proud to call work


Rewards and Recognition Awards

Reward and Recognition awards ensure our staff receive the acknowledgement they deserve for adhering to our Guiding Principles


Condensed Working Weeks

Condensed working weeks provide a comfortable work-life balance and a reduction in our carbon footprint with the efficient saving of office and factory energy


Hybrid Working Policy

Our Hybrid working Policy enables our office-based employees to work from home 40% of their week


Leadership Development Programmes

Leadership Development Programmes take place annually. In 2022 this was held in Dublin


International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, we invite Transition year students from a local girls’ school into our workplace and introduce them to all aspects of our industry to seek advice and provide reassurance for their future careers. Find out more here.


Staff Events

We plan well-deserved seasonal events such as BBQs for staff to enjoy


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are imperative points of our business and ones we love to celebrate


Charity Donations

€14,600 raised and donated to local charities in 2022

Health & Safety

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate


Reduced by 227% since 2021

Health & Safety

Lost Time Recordable Incident Rate


Reduced by 270% since 2021



Health & Safety

It is our policy to comply with the Safety Health and Welfare Work Act 2005, the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, the Safety, Health & Welfare at (Construction) Regulations 2013 and any other legislation which is relevant to any works carried out.


Equal Opportunities

We are an inclusive organisation committed to fairness, equality of opportunity and diversity in all our employment practices, policies, and procedures. We are committed to ensuring we have a healthy and educated workforce whose views are listened to and respected.


Gifts & Hospitality

Our ability to do business and our reputation rely on conducting our business to high ethical standards. Therefore, it is important to operate transparently, fully complying with the law, and ensuring our employees work in an honest and corruption-free environment. The policy sets out our approach to gifts and hospitality and the standards that we expect our employees, contractors, agents, consultants, or any others working for/on behalf of Williaam Cox to uphold in all companies across Williaam Cox.


Conflict of Interest

We recognise the importance of adhering to the principles of ethical business conduct in the successful delivery of its activities and are committed to operating its business both sustainably and responsibly. This policy sets out what should happen if a person working within Williaam Cox has an actual or perceived conflict of interest, who should be informed, and what process should be followed.



We support all best working practices to fulfil the requirements of waste management, the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992, and the Protection of the Environment Act 2003 as well as relevant national and European regulations.



We understand that modern slavery is a crime as well as a violation of fundamental human rights. We strongly condemn any forms of slavery, including servitude, forced labour, and human trafficking, or any form of work where an individual’s freedom is compromised for company profit. We fully support the government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking, and are committed to conducting our dealings with customers, suppliers, employees, and the communities in which we are based with the utmost integrity.



We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in the areas of quality, training, and continuous improvement to maintain customer and employee satisfaction and continued profitability throughout all of our activities.


ESG, CSR, and Sustainability

We take our ESG, CSR, and Sustainability responsibilities seriously and are committed to understanding, managing, and monitoring its environmental and social impacts. We have Guiding Principles that embrace ESG, CSR, and Sustainability. Find out more here.

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