Today is World Environment Day. This year’s campaign, #OnlyOneEarth, calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.
As a company, we have embedded sustainability and the environment within all aspects of our business, striving to maintain our positive impact environmentally, socially and economically.
Net Zero Strategy
We recently launched our Net Zero by 2030 action plan, outlining our aspirations and our balanced strategy to achieve landmark milestones throughout the next decade. Our most recent milestone was on 1st April 2022, when we introduced a policy for all our new projects to only use HVO fuels, including our supply chain. This will result in a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition we installed 20 electric car charging points at our Glasgow office allowing us to support hybrid/zero emission company fleet and staff vehicles.
Our Group Environmental & Sustainability Manager Sean Woods said ‘’On World Environment Day, I would like to take the opportunity to thank our employees, clients, supply chain and stakeholders for their support, to date, on our Journey to be Net Zero by 2030. Your transformative actions and continued support on our sustainable journey are essential to achieving our Net Zero goal and in turn helping to protect and restore our planet.’’
Working in our local communities
We work on projects throughout the UK and Ireland, engaging with the local communities. A key part of this work is engaging with schools and educating children about the construction sector and the climate emergency. For the last year, we have incorporated the work of Tales from Mother Earth and author Jenny Bailey into our school presentations. Books including Spike the Hedgehog and Phoebe the Bee highlight the climate crisis to children through a series of animal storybooks.
We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the latest book in the series, Stanley the Water Vole which will be released on 27th June. The third book in the series focuses on water pollution and the problems created by litter in our waterways.
We’re excited to introduce this new story to the children in our project communities, reminding them that there is #OnlyOneEarth and we can all try and protect it.