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Environmental, Social and Governance

Responsible business

In business, and particularly in our sector, it’s important to understand how the work we do impacts the environment, our people and the communities that we work in. We’re committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our people and to minimising the impact on our communities and working sustainably.

Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report sets out our long-term ambitions and targets for ESG that will reinforce our values, strengthen our commitment and ensure the sustainability of our business.

Our Ambitions


1. Environmental Sustainability 

Accelerate the Group’s approach to Net Zero through industry leadership and innovation. 

2. Social Responsibility 

Ensure safe and healthy workplaces for our people, increase diversity and promote inclusion and develop our talent through training, coaching and mentorship. 

3. Corporate Governance 

Deliver the highest standards of governance through strong leadership geared towards creating value, driving transformation and delivering on our Environmental and Social ambitions.

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ENVIRONMENTAL

We’re committed to doing our share to tackle climate change. We’ve set a challenge to achieve Net Zero and zero waste to landfill by 2030.

We’re already on the road to net-zero and have initiatives in place to reduce emissions and cut waste, however, we need to do more and we’ve identified a number of actions that we can take:

  • Switching to renewable energy usage in our offices: In the past year, we’ve sourced 89% of our offices’ energy requirements from renewable sources. Our aim is to source all 100% in 2022.
  • Reducing energy usage in our offices: Work continues to reduce energy usage including installing solar panels.
  • Reducing fleet emissions: We’ve implemented transport energy savings including the purchase of tyres with lower rolling resistance and vehicle tracking systems.
  • Converting the fleet: We’ve already started to convert our fleet and we’re aiming for it to be 80% electric by 2025.
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Social

We’re proud of our people, and the people on the front line that deliver the engineering excellence that we’re known for. We want to ensure that each and every one is individually valued and developing professionally.

We want our people to enjoy their career with us and embrace the ‘Apprentice to Board’ opportunities within the Group.

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Governance

We’re committed to creating a sustainable business through consistent and profitable growth and acting responsibly and transparently to all our stakeholders.

The four pillars of our governance system include:

  • Board leadership and company purpose
  • Robust internal control and risk management systems
  • Effective and rewarding remuneration
  • Consistent engagement with our stakeholders.

Our corporate governance system is subject to continuous checking and review, ensuring it is up to date with law and best practice.

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Our
Values

  • Safety

    Safe working practice is non-negotiable. Whatever it takes, safety first.

  • Service

    Exceeding the needs of our clients is fundamental to us. Going beyond what is expected, is key.

  • People

    Our people make the difference. We value them, train them and help them reach their potential.

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Environmental, Social and Governance Report ’21

We’re pleased to present our Environmental, Social and Governance Report ’21.  The report looks at how we can do more to address climate change and create a more sustainable business.  Our ambitions include achieving Net Zero by 2030, sharing best practice and working together across all our businesses, building on our strong track record of encouraging talent from within and developing the professionalism of our people and diversity of our workforce.  To accelerate our ambitions we have created Sustainability, Wellbeing and Corporate Governance Taskforces to bring together people from around our business to collaborate and drive us forward.

WHERE WE OPERATE

We operate across England, Scotland and Wales with fourteen offices and service centres located in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Burton on Trent, Swadlincote, Louth, Newcastle, Manchester, Warrington, Peterborough, Daresbury, Tapton, Reading and Mildenhall.

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