That FLYNN is the top-rated construction business in the country for Health & Safety (CEF Awards 2017 & 2016), illustrates how seriously we take our obligations to staff, clients, end users and the general public. Our commitment to corporate responsibility comes from deep-seated family values and has received many awards evidencing the success of our innovative approaches to health and safety, staff training and community support initiatives.
FLYNN places people development at the centre of its on-going business success and is committed to the development of its employees. It promotes a culture where people are valued and their talents nurtured to help them reach their full potential in a career not just a job. This is evidenced in 2016 and 2017 by awards for Training from the CEF and from the Irish News for Career Inspiration and by our membership of the 5% Club which aims to address the issue of poverty arising from high youth unemployment and a shortage of the right skills for the workplace of today and tomorrow.
As a family run business, Flynn has strong People values and Family ethos. The culture starts from the top down and building an ethical company filled with empowered and enthusiastic employees is very important to Flynn. One of the core values is to focus on Social Responsibility by creating an individual and collective culture of giving back to the community.
These values extend to providing a working environment and management practices which promote employee wellbeing and good health and recognises the important and constructive role which employees play to improve the health, safety and wellbeing. We call this the ‘FLYNN Boost’ which was recognised by the 2017 British Chambers of Commerce National Award for Health & Wellbeing.
FLYNN has had a strong environmental performance for many years and in particular during the tough recession period, where despite tough economic restraints, Flynn environmental performance continued to improve.
In addition to strong performance recognised by our ISO 14001 environmental management system, FLYNN has also been a passionate member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, improving our environmental & sustainable performance by benchmarking against the industries best practice.
FLYNN has proven that a family business with relatively limited investment, but significant innovative thinking, can achieve the highest of standards in H&S while improving results, reducing costs and enhancing wellbeing.
Despite already good performance in Health & Safety, in 2014 Flynn conducted a review and developed a 3 year Strategic plan to become Best in Class in H&S. We achieved this target one year ahead of schedule, resulting in the CEF Award for H&S Excellence in 2016 and again in 2017.
We were also proud to receive the 2017 British Chambers of Commerce National Award for Health & Wellbeing and a Distinction from the National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group in 2016.
This approach has led to marked improvements in our safety performance and that of our subcontractors which continue improve and advance our culture of safe working reinforced by numerous H&S and industry awards and accreditations.