Our principles and values
Our guiding principles show we care for the public, their money and each other.
Four guiding principles help us make decisions, steer the way we work with others to shape and deliver our programmes and set the priorities for how the Company operates.
In everything we do, HS2’s employees are expected to:
- ensure value for money
- respect the route-side communities
- care for and collaborate with our colleagues; and
- focus on the legacy that we’ll leave behind.
Ensuring value for money
In ensuring value for money for the taxpayer, we will ensure we manage our corporate costs efficiently and bear down on the cost of the programmes we deliver, while protecting our strategic goals and benefits. We and our supply chain must be disciplined and focused in our pursuit of value and the management of cost.
We will be good neighbours and respect the communities we impact. Our community engagement strategy will demonstrate our consideration for those that HS2 will affect along the route and will drive our thinking, actions and decision making, and those of our suppliers.
Championing teamwork and collaboration
We will be a responsible client for the HS2 programme. This means we promote a truly collaborative approach, creating a sense of ‘one team’ with positive, constructive relationships between ourselves and our suppliers, and between ourselves and government.
Creating a positive legacy for Britain
We want Britain to be proud of HS2 by being proud of what HS2 does for Britain: a unifying force that brings the country closer together, with a stronger, more balanced economy and a legacy that improves the lives of this and future generations.