Laing O’Rourke is a privately owned, internationally focussed engineering enterprise with world-class capabilities spanning the entire client value chain. We operate an integrated business model comprising the full range of engineering, construction and asset management services delivering single-source solutions for some of the world's most prestigious public and private organisations.
Laing O’Rourke is committed to the development of a culture based on Excellence Plus performance. The Group sets stretching targets in all its operations globally and by applying the four elements of Excellence Plus performance – Client Focus, Innovation, Responsible Behaviour, People Development – it will achieve its vision to be the company of first choice for all stakeholders, able to challenge and change the poor practices synonymous with the construction industry, and compete alongside world-leading businesses.
As an engineering enterprise, Laing O'Rourke is committed to playing a vital role in building a stronger and more sustainable economy that benefits society in general.Ray O'Rourke KBEChairman
As a company we are passionate about harnessing innovation as a positive force for change. We instil this mindset culturally in every element of our operations and project delivery. We invest heavily in research and development both academically with our university partnerships and at the operational level within our manufacturing and engineering facilities where we put the academic theory into practice.
We take our duty to act responsibly at all times very seriously through proactively managing the impacts of our activities on the environment, our people and the communities in which we operate. We work according to the guiding principles of our founding shareholders and by complying with the high standards set out in our Global Code of Conduct. In particular, we place the safety of those involved in or affected by our operations as our core organisational value, aiming to eliminate all accidents on our projects by 2020. We also take a leading role in driving change across our industry by seeking ways to reduce the effect of our operations on the environment through modernisation of traditional construction methods and practices.
At the heart of our drive to challenge and change the construction industry are our people. We believe in employing and developing the very best talent in the industry, challenging them to find and follow a better way and deliver excellence for our clients whilst leaving a lasting legacy for the communities in which we operate. Every industry needs to nurture talent from an early age and at Laing O’Rourke we support a number of educational initiatives to help promote, engage and educate young people about the rewarding careers to be found within construction and engineering.