Sustainability

CSR

Sustainability

We are committed to being a best practice exemplar of practical and reasonable sustainable construction initiatives as well as maintaining high corporate social standards and minimising the adverse environmental impacts of all company operations

We recognise the need for sustainable development as defined in the 1987 Brundtland Report; “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” and understand the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic responsibility.

We aim to assist every individual and organisation working with us in understanding and delivering sustainability and sustainable development by:

Economic

  • Enhancing career opportunities for our employees
  • Establishing objectives and targets then monitoring, measuring and reviewing our performance
  • Complying to all legal/client compliance obligations
  • Ensuring our supply chain reflects our commitment to the environment and sustainability
  • Supporting key industry wide best practices including, BREEAM, CEEQUAL and the Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • Encouraging the use and specification of innovative sustainable products and services and communicating best practise
  • Considering the whole life costs of materials

Social

  • Offering career development, training and coaching
  • Employing graduates/apprentices to secure the future of our workforce
  • Engaging positively and respecting the local communities in which we work
  • Adding social value to the areas we work through maximising procurement opportunities from, local, Small to Medium sized companies and social enterprises
  • Working closely with our Clients and Local Agencies to create employment, work experience training and development opportunities within the communities in which we work

Environment

  • Ensuring minimum waste and optimal re-use /recycling of existing assets
  • Minimising energy efficiency in construction and measure and minimise carbon emissions
  • Considering the whole lifecycle cost of carbon
  • Maintaining Planet Mark Accreditation and reducing CO2 emissions by at least 5% per annum
  • Minimising potable water use during construction and considering operational water use in the final product
  • Conserving the natural biodiversity of areas we work
  • Minimising the use of natural raw materials
  • Using responsibly sourced and non-toxic materials