Social Values

At Bowker Sadler we recognise that our actions have a significant impact on the communities, environment, and society as a whole. We are committed to operating our practice in a socially responsible way to contribute positively to the well-being of people, the planet, and future generations. 

“Bowker Sadler are long standing supporters of CAFT. The company have made a valuable contribution to our work over many years through donations, staff fundraising activities, corporate volunteer days, attending our events and introducing new contacts to our network.” CAFT

Social Value is a broad topic. It moves beyond using money as the main indicator of value, instead putting the emphasis ‘good business’ where people, sustainability, wellbeing and diversity are at the heart of decision making.

“We are so grateful for their support in helping us to provide day visits and residential breaks for children living with illness, disability, and social disadvantage. This is only possible thanks to the generosity of our community, with Bowker Sadler playing a wonderful part.” CAFT

Guiding Principles

1. Ethical Business Conduct

We are dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all our business dealings. We will conduct our architectural projects and services with integrity, transparency, and fairness. We will uphold respect for human rights, prohibit discrimination in any form, and promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.

2. Sustainable Design And Environmental Stewardship
We acknowledge our responsibility to minimize the environmental impact of our projects. We will integrate sustainable design principles into our work, aiming to reduce resource consumption, energy usage, and waste generation. Our designs will prioritize energy efficiency, use of renewable materials, and consideration for the natural surroundings.
3. Community Engagement
We believe in actively engaging with the communities we serve. We will seek input from local stakeholders, including residents, businesses, and organisations, to ensure that our architectural projects align with their needs and aspirations. By engaging with the community, we aim to create designs that enrich the quality of life for all.
4. Social Initiatives
We are committed to giving back. We will actively participate in activities to address social challenges, such as affordable housing, disaster relief, and education. We will dedicate a portion of our resources, including time and funds, to contribute positively to the communities we operate in.
5. Professional Development And Knowledge Sharing
We recognize that our expertise can be a valuable asset for driving positive change. We will invest in the professional development of our team members to ensure they stay current with the latest sustainable design practices and socially responsible architectural principles. We will also contribute to knowledge sharing within the architectural community through workshops, seminars, and publications.
6. Supply Chain Responsibility
We will strive to work with suppliers and contractors who share our commitment to social responsibility and sustainable practices. Our procurement decisions will take into account factors such as ethical sourcing, fair labour practices, and environmental impact.
7. Continuous Improvement
We recognise that social responsibility is an ongoing journey. We will continuously seek opportunities to improve our practices, adopt new technologies, and refine our policies to align with evolving societal needs and environmental challenges.