Message from Amanda Fisher, CEO
In February 2020 I launched Amey’s Social Value Plan, setting out our priorities for delivering a positive impact in the communities we serve.
One year on we can reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic had highlighted the important role that we play at the heart of our communities. Our teams have kept essential services running and provided some sense of normality and routine during otherwise uncertain times. On a daily basis they have demonstrated their personal pride in public service.
That commitment – especially from those on the frontline – deserves recognition. I am proud to report that Amey is now a Real Living Wage employer. We have also extended a range of new benefits to those who work for us including improved holiday and sick pay. In such challenging times we have put an absolute focus on mental health and wellness in the workplace.
Looking beyond Amey, we recognise that COVID-19 has hit the least privileged hardest. As a business our ambition is to contribute to the most vulnerable in our society. So we will be backing young people through the Government’s Kickstart programme as well as investing in apprentices to create our future industry leaders. We will continue to support small business and local enterprises through our supply chain - creating jobs and boosting new skills. And we will provide opportunities to the long-term unemployed, military veterans and prison leavers.
This is my commitment for 2021 and beyond because the decisions we make today will have an impact on the years to come as the effects of the pandemic continue.
Amanda Fisher, CEO