We are proud of our record of doing business in a way that demonstrates these broader outcomes.
Many of our initiatives promote this approach. They range from our staff wellbeing programmes and pre-trade and apprenticeship schools, to our joint venture Rāranga, being an Amotai buyer, Community Involvement and Our Low Carbon Mission.
We have a Wellbeing Plan based on Te Whare Tapa Whā principles. Thirteen Wellbeing Team Leaders in Wellington and Auckland can be contacted in confidence by anyone in the organisation.
Our Respect and Respected Policy outlines our culture of mutual respect and collaboration. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment, sexual harm and discrimination. The policy explains what these behaviours look like, how to prevent them and clear ways to respond.
Learning and development are the keys to a healthy and sustainable workforce, as our Training and Upskilling Plan shows. In addition, we draw on the expertise and independence of EAP Services and Mates in Construction.
We have a long history of rewarding our staff beyond remuneration and we look for opportunities to give back for their hard work. Site shouts are held when onsite milestones are reached and celebrations are held when jobs are completed. Every two years we have graduations for staff who have completed their qualifications.
We encourage teamwork and ‘giving it a go’ by paying for and arranging entry to events such as Round the Bays and our annual Iron Māori in Napier. Iron Māori is a particular highlight as it is a whole weekend away and teams across the North Island can easily get there.
Our active Social Club sees over 150 members involved in great events throughout the year. And let’s not forget the Monday Munch—a healthy lunch delivered to all staff on the first Monday of every month.
Our management staff has strong Māori leadership. We work hard to build our relationships with Māori-owned businesses through our Amotai partnership, and we have a special relationship with Ngāti Toa.
LTM incorporates Te Reo in our site signage and documentation. In 2022 we started the rollout of our Te Reo lessons with two 10-week blocks of lessons covering pronunciation, the language and Tikanga.
We celebrate Māori Language Week and have company-wide emails teaching whakatauākī, greetings. A special focus is Matariki and the many stars within the cluster, along with the associated stories and lessons.
We are members of the Māori business network, Amotai.
Amotai works with government, corporate and Iwi organisations to unlock procurement opportunities. It connects Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses with buyers who want to purchase their goods, services and works.
We support Amotai with presentations, through our networks and providing a pipeline to members.
Through Amotai we can ensure that on any given project a certain proportion of supplies, ranging from electrical services to concrete, come from businesses that are Māori and Pasifika-owned.
Its aim is to grow the pool of trained staff to meet a shortage of skilled construction workers, while also providing a learning and development pathway for Ngāti Toa iwi members.
Rāranga is a partnership that plays to both our strengths:
Rāranga is a 50/50 joint venture. It takes participants through levels of attainment in physical and mental wellbeing, the acquisition of training and skills, and ultimately to jobs in construction. The partnership is based at Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira offices at Whitireia Polytech campus in Porirua.