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How we work

We're a business with a social as well as a commercial purpose. We make a profit so we can make a difference.

Places for People is a not-for-dividend business. For us, the payback comes from ploughing all of our profits back into the places we create, and seeing the difference that makes to people’s lives.

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We reduce our environmental impact. 

We’re committed to reducing the impact of our business operations on the environment. We work in cooperation with our customers, communities and other businesses to push the green agenda and generate efficiencies in everything we do.

Social impact

When you create places that work for everyone, you make a difference to society.

Our corporate responsibility principles, built around the themes of neighbourhoods, people, society and environment, guide our business strategy but they’re at the centre of our day-to-day work, too.

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Diversity and inclusion

We develop the potential of our people and customers in a diverse society. 

We’re committed to creating environments where our people and customers have opportunities to achieve their potential. Our working environment supports our vision and values. And we embrace diversity because we believe what makes us different makes us stronger.