Construction firm appoints new head of CSR

East Midlands contractor Kori Construction has created a new role to optimise the social return on investment across all of its construction activities.

The position – head of corporate social responsibility – has been filled by well-known industry professional Elaine Kendall.

As part of the new role, Kendall’s target is to generate a minimum of 25% social return on investment across every aspect of the work the Corby-headquartered company carries out.

Jordan Connachie, managing director, said creating the new role was important step for the business.

He said: “At Kori Construction, we don’t just believe in delivering a top quality building, we believe that business can be a real force for good in our communities.

“We created the head of CSR role to ensure we build that value into everything we do and that the communities surrounding our developments share in the benefits they bring to an area.

“Elaine is the perfect person to lead this as her skills and experience speak for themselves. We’re extremely excited that she has decided to join the business.”

Kendall said: “I decided to join the business because it is serious about having a positive impact that goes beyond just the buildings it developments.

“However, what I bring is an ability to organise that, measure it, and therefore derive as much value from it as possible for all key stakeholders.

“From that perspective, it is great to be joining such a forward thinking business.”