We are aware of the effects that our activities can have on the environment and accept responsibility for future generations by limiting our impact. Through many initiatives we continually strive to be as socially and environmentally responsible as possible, maximising opportunies for enhancement and mitigating adverse impacts on the environment.
Our strategy is to maintain a sustainable business by being considerate of the environment, embedding the following themes throughout our activities:
Reduce our carbon emissions year on year by focusing on resource efficiency (energy, waste, water) across our activities, and seeking carbon reductions within our construction operations by increasing the commitment of our supply chain to lower carbon solutions.
Continually improve the energy efficiency of our activities, goods and services through a more sustainable use of electricity and fuel. This includes the promotion of alternative specifications and technologies to influence energy efficiency in the structures we design and build, and the use of more energy-efficient methods of transportation.
Reduce the amount of waste we produce from our activities, with a particular focus on the prevention of construction, demolition and excavation waste sent to landfill.
Establish a baseline water consumption for all business units, and report on use against best practice benchmarks. We commit to eliminating the unnecessary and improper use of water (potable and non-potable) in addition to influencing improved water efficiency of the structures we design and build.
We will play our part in the prevention of overall biodiversity loss by protecting and enhancing the ecosystems affected by our activities. Biodiversity is the variety of all life on Earth, including all species of animals and plants and the natural systems that support them.