Sustainability

Our sustainable business strategy seeks to ensure ongoing environmental, social and business sustainability.

We are aware of the effects that our activities can have on the environment and accept responsibility for future generations by limiting our impact. We continually seek to be as socially and environmentally responsible as possible, maximising opportunities for enhancement and mitigating adverse impacts on the environment and society more generally.

As a company, we:

  • 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.
  • Recognise the importance of continually improving 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.
  • Play our part in the prevention of overall habitat and species loss, habitat fragmentation and disturbance by protecting and enhancing the ecosystems affected by our activities. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Our offices and sites work actively to become part of the communities in which they work. We actively support charities and causes, both locally and nationally. Our aim is to add value to our society, inspire others and support colleagues, clients and suppliers in their own efforts to share time, skills and resources in their chosen way.

It is important that we maintain information, communication, and technology systems that meet the changing needs of a 21st Century construction company.  We must maintain a systematic approach to improving business performance, by managing and optimising our activities, to make our processes more effective, more efficient and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing business environment.

We believe that our activities and conduct will deliver our sustainable business strategy.

VolkerWessels UK has a full suite of company policies. To request a copy of any of our policies, please contact us here.

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