For BAM, we want local communities in the regions where we operate to benefit. We work closely with Enterprise Ireland, local Chambers of Commerce and Business in the Community (BITC) on ways to maximise business for local enterprises, particularly to local suppliers and subcontractors. Community has always been an important element of life throughout Ireland. Corporate Ireland’s role in CSR is not confined to one area. By involving stakeholders, supporting charitable organisations, driving societal change, implementing environmental initiatives and assisting local groups, Irish companies make a difference in multiple spheres of life.
The BAM 'Enhancing Lives' initiative is about making a real and positive difference to the lives of people we come into contact with through our work. This is about adding real value (through activities that would not happen without our support/ intervention) and also supporting people through grass roots organisations as well as those with a wide reach. Activities largely focus around employment, training, education, community and charity engagement. Outcomes support one or more of social, economic and environmental sustainability – which involves direct support from BAM, but we also work with our supply chains to widen the opportunities to enhance lives. Through our work in enhancing lives we play our part in addressing social issues on a local and global basis.
BAM Community Benefit Fund at NCH
BAM has provided a fund of €500,000, established to provide education bursaries and apprenticeship support, aid various community projects and develop cultural, arts and sports initiatives in the areas close to the site of the NCH for 2020, 2021 & 2022.
BAM is committed to promoting sustainability across all aspects of its business. Its key sustainability target is to have a Net Positive Impact on climate change, resources and people. This new fund will help BAM to reach this goal through the positive impact these grants will have on lives throughout the local communities.
Click here to watch the video of the Community Benefit fund launch.
BAM Sponsorship of Sustainable Business Impact Awards 2022
Climate Disclosure Project
BAM has also had significant recognition for its work in the global community recently. This year the company was once again named on the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) A list, placing them in the top 9 per cent of companies in the world in combating climate change.
BAM’ s dedication to sustainability was acknowledged at the Green Awards where it won the Green
Construction Category. It was also awarded the overall “Engineering Project of the Year” for the Corrib onshore gas pipeline from Engineers Ireland.
Staff Fundraising Events
Throughout the year BAM staff host various events to raise funds for charity such as: Charity Hikes in support of All for Aidan, Coffee Mornings in support of St Brigid’s Hospice & Temple Street; Christmas Jumper Day in Support of Laura Lynn Foundation and Charity Cyles in support of Pieta House Penny Dinners & Rett Syndrom Ireland.