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Our award-winning ‘People-Planet-Purpose’ sustainability framework unlocks our desire to take bold action to balance the needs of the environment and society alongside our growth as a business. We are making a commitment that 2020-2030 will be our ‘Decade of Action’.

The pillars of our sustainable business


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Putting people at the heart of our approach

Our people are the foundation of our business - their safety and wellbeing remains our priority, as is our desire to ensure our workplace is an inclusive and inspiring place to be.

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Protecting and enhancing the natural environment

Each of our projects is unique, as are the environmental risks and opportunities they present. We act responsibly and innovatively, aiming to deliver no net loss or, better still, net positive solutions.

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Delivering long-term social value

We are a trusted, forward thinking and respected business who work with community partners and stakeholders to deliver long-term social value, aligned to the needs of the local area.

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Our sustainability framework

  • Health and safety

    Our team will always have a safe working environment and will be supported in maintaining good mental and physical wellbeing.


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  • Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

    We are determined that our business continues to be one where everyone feels included, valued and free to be their authentic selves.

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  • Empowering sustainable leaders

    Our people will be supported in their ambitions to enhance their own skills, knowledge and experience to embrace sustainable and responsible change and inspire others to follow.

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  • Carbon Reduction

    Translating and taking positive action to reduce or, wherever possible, eliminating our adverse impacts on climate change.

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  • Responsible management of the environment

    Environmental risks and opportunities will be managed professionally, responsibly, and innovatively by our specialist teams.

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  • Circular economy

    A fully embedded approach to a circular economy with a focus on sustainability by design.

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  • Education and Employability ​

    Raising awareness of the opportunities that exist within our business and the wider construction industry.

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  • Charity, volunteering and community engagement

    Establishing meaningful relationships with charities and local communities to develop mutually beneficial partnerships.

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  • Sustainable supply chain and ethical procurement

    Operating in a fair and ethical manner, publicising our desire to work alongside a network of likeminded supply chain partners.

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