Social Value

A part of the community

Cormac was born as a company dedicated to serving local people. So we make it our business to prioritise initiatives which help promote a vibrant local economy, support cohesive communities and create a sustainable environmental legacy.

We Stand Together

Empowering the community we serve

Our approach involves playing an active role in understanding local needs and co-designing programmes of support which have a lasting impact.  We build local entrepreneurs into project supply chains, for example, and create employment and reskilling opportunities for disadvantaged groups such as unemployed young people and veterans. Meanwhile Cormac’s Staff Volunteering Policy empowers every member of our own team to give at least one day’s annual leave to volunteer locally. The scheme unlocks many thousands of hours of voluntary support for the benefit of the great community groups, charities and social enterprises which help local people and economies thrive.

Wherever we operate, we stand side by side with our Community Delivery Partners in focusing on the climate emergency. It’s our ambition to work together with the communities we serve to achieve a NetZero carbon footprint. 

  • Alternate Weed Treatment

    Cormac has been working closely with Cornwall Council to test alternative treatment solutions for invasive plants and harmful weeds that are safer for bees, pollinators and human health.

  • Wildflower Planting

    We recently held a three-hour wildflower planting session at the Boating Lake in Penzance for ten students from "Learn Your Way", based at Madron. This event gave the students a chance to learn new skills, grow friendships and interact with our teams.

  • Boscawen Farm

    Boscawen Farm in Redruth offers a farm-based day service, providing work experience and training for people with learning disabilities. To date, we have worked with twenty students on this programme.

  • Apprenticeships

    We are proud to offer various apprenticeship schemes within Cormac. Katie is among dozens of apprentices we take on each year. She began her journey studying a Level 3 BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment. Following her BTEC success, she has continued her education at the University of Exeter, where she is now studying for a Civil Engineering Degree.

  • Re-Using Quarry Stockpile Dust

    The Newlyn Eco-Reef Research pilot involves the design and construction of low-carbon eco- reef blocks from surplus dust, a bi-product of aggregate production. These will be used to enhance the existing permanent structure constructed at the breakwater to protect against tides, currents, waves, and storm surges.

  • Redruth Pride

    Cornwall Pride is the largest celebration of diversity in Cornwall with annual events, providing a common voice and support for people who identify as LGBTQI+. Cormac attended Redruth Pride in 2022 to support equality and diversity in our communities and show its commitment to the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ in our workplaces.

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