We have always been a company that is as equally committed to business as we are to the people that make our business happen. We are proud to be the recipient of the 15 Years Plus Caring Company Logo from the Hong Kong Council of Social Service in recognition of our continuing commitment to “caring for the community”, “caring for employees” and “caring for the environment”.
Employee wellbeing is valued at Gammon. As well as running the Key2Wellness programme, which promotes physical and mental health practices in the workforce, we have also established a care hotline and Employee Assistance Programme. The WELL Building Standard for the new office fit-out is also adopted.
We have a number of communities in Gammon, such as the Young Professional Group, Gammon Staff Recreation Club and, most recently, the Women in Gammon and Allies (WinG) employee network group. These communities offer professional development and social engagement activities for staff and even family members, helping foster team spirit among colleagues and facilitate informal networking.
Research shows that diverse, inclusive teams are not only more innovative, they’re also more engaged and successful. That is why at Gammon we wish to create positive workplaces that are fair, inclusive and more respectful, where everyone feels safe and supported. We hope to create a working culture where employees can bring their true personalities, achieve their maximum potential, and feel a sense of belonging.
To help on the journey towards a truly inclusive business, Gammon's passionate D&I Champions have helped establish a D&I Council of senior members from across the company, with training programmes, a 'Building Belonging' statement and targets for both the business and individual Council members. An employee-led network focused on gender equality has also been established: Women in Gammon and Allies (WinG).
Participants of the Girls Go Tech (GGT) programme, organised by The Women's Foundation, visited our Lyric Theatre Complex site, to learn about the digital solutions that Gammon is adopting in construction and how they enable us to build more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Our female engineers, environmental specialists, and safety officers also shared with the participants on their career journeys. Gammon are pleased to support the GGT programme that aims to encourage underprivileged secondary school girls to pursue traditionally male-dominated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) related subjects. We hope that each of the young ladies gained invaluable insights into our industry and we will continue to work to encourage more young women to choose construction and engineering for their future careers.
“The students gave very positive feedback. They enjoyed the visits enormously and found them eye-opening, informative and inspiring. Heartfelt thanks to you and your teammates for arranging and making the visits such a worthwhile experience!” - Connie Cheung, The Women's Foundation Programme Director
Our colleagues at Gammon have been helping the Hong Kong community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout 2020, members of the Gammon Young Professionals Group, colleagues and their children, together with a number of NGOs, have lent a helping hand in distributing over 70,000 face coverings and over 1,500 bottles of hand sanitiser to low-income families and the elderly.
We have a group of colleagues who are passionate about running, particularly in the Gammon runners club! They participate in various running events, one of which is the Lighthouse Club Lap Dog Challenge where runners complete as many 400-metre laps as they can in five hours for charity. Gammon runners have joined this meaningful event since 2016.
In the recent challenge, our team (Christy Leung, Simon Lok, Anthony Lin, Amy Sun and Esther Yeung) completed a total of 476 laps, coming in first out of the 11 competing teams. While Christy and Simon finished 97 and 117 laps respectively, making them Champion in the women’s and men’s category.
A big thank you to our business partners who donated to support us, we have raised HK$800,000 and won the trophy for raising the most funds.
In coordination with the Hong Chi Association, a Hong Kong non-profit organisation that provides assistance to people with intellectual disabilities, we have been holding the annual Walkathon to Guangzhou for the past eight years. With the support of Gammon colleagues, subcontractors and suppliers, the event has been an enjoyable success, with the total amount of funds raised to assist the disadvantaged at more than HK$2.29 million.
Back in 2012, Gammon volunteers celebrated the completion of a nine-month community service project to upgrade 218m of footpaths at the Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve in Tai Po which provides an important habitat for more than 240 species of butterfly. In 2017, our Young Professionals Group and Next Generation Panel on Sustainability organised a return to the reserve, to carry out a three-month volunteer project to extend and restore a further 155m of pathways that had deteriorated due to wear and erosion.