The S Factor

Our annual S Factor competition celebrates inspiring examples of individuals across the business who have gone the extra mile in the name of sustainability. 2012 saw over 200 applications submitted from across the Group. Take a look at the winning entry videos on this page.

S Factor 2012 highlights
See those battling it out to be crowned S Factor champions of 2012.

S Factor is launched during Sustainability Week, and contestants submit stories about their achievements. Sustainability Steering Groups in each business review the applications and put forward a shortlist for each of the categories. These individuals are invited to submit a video about their story, from which a further shortlist is taken forward to the live audition stage to present to a panel of judges including:

  • Susannah Clements, Carillion HR Director
  • Philip Green, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Carillion Board
  • Richard Howson, Carillion Chief Executive
  • Simon Dingle, Carillion Operations Director and S Factor overall winner 2011


People with awards and a giant cheque

And the 2012 S Factor winner is...The Piccadilly Estate Management Team

The Piccadilly Estate in central Manchester, UK, is a complex of properties managed by Carillion Facilities Management. The team’s vision was to create a highly sustainable estate that is valued by local communities and has measurable achievements in terms of ongoing reductions in carbon emissions and associated cost reductions.

Over 2012, Carillion began to turn this dream into reality. It has taken collaboration to another level, working with national organisations like the Land Registry, Business in the Community, and ENWORKS as well as grassroots charities to maximise the estate’s benefits spinning out to the community.

Since starting the programme, the team has reduced CO2 emissions by 650 tonnes and water consumption by 750,000 litres annually. This equates to more than £100,000 saved, which is passed straight back to the tenants in the building. Measures like these will contribute to the targeted BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

“Carillion’s commitment to socially responsible corporate leadership has been inspirational...I can’t begin to quantify the social and public worth of the Carillion contribution, albeit our Health economists could do the sums!”Ruth Passman, Department of Health Senior Advisor to NHS North, which is housed within the Piccadilly Estate

S Factor 2012 Live Grand Final

The Live Grand Final of the S Factor competition took place in December at a glamorous event at the BT Centre in London. Twelve finalists from the UK and MENA battled it out to be crowned winners of their category, along with the overall S Factor Champion award.

Finalists in the UK were invited onto the S Factor stage to present to the judges in front of a live audience, and finalists in MENA gave their presentations via a live video conference.


The S Factor award winners 2012

 Overall winner and Leading the Way winner

Piccadilly Estate Management Team

 Building a successful business

New York University contract team

 Enabling low-carbon economies

Steven McKenna, representing MODern Housing Solutions

 Protecting the environment

Al Futtaim Carillion’s Cairo Festival City contract team

 Supporting sustainable communities

Southmead Hospital Redevelopment Project

 Providing better prospects for our people

Carillion Training Services

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