Our commitment to people and planet

"Our sustainability targets are ambitious and reflect our strong commitment to operating sustainably. I’m immensely proud of my colleagues for embracing this challenge by adopting new and innovative ways of thinking and working; as well as demonstrating leadership in our industry."


Nimesh Patel

Group Chief Executive Officer





Year on year, we make significant progress towards our sustainability targets

By the end of 2023 we had achieved:

  • Reduced scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 45% compared with 2019 (excluding 2022 acquisitions) 
  • Protected and preserved over 1,600 acres of land in partnership with the World Land Trust, equivalent to our operational footprint, including 2022 acquisitions 
  • Delivered a local biodiversity initiative in 76% of our operating companies
  • Recovered, recycled or generated electricity from 90% of our waste in 2023
  • Enabled our customers to save 16.6 million tonnes of CO2 and 87.1 million m3 of water annually using products purchased in 2023 
  • Donated £2 million to 100 education projects across the world in 2023 
  • Given over 58,000 hours of Company time to our colleagues' volunteering projects since 2021

Find out more about our sustainability strategy and approach


Our sustainability progress

To find out more about our One Planet: Engineering with Purpose Sustainability Strategy, and progress against our sustainability targets, please view our most recent Sustainability Report.

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