Targets and performance

Reporting on our progress

 

In delivering our business strategy we make every effort to act as a responsible, sustainable company. As we improve upon our own performance in this area, we can help our customers to improve theirs too, through providing sustainable buildings and facilities.


A summary of 2015 performance figures against our six strategic Total Commitments to Sustainability are shown below.

Our Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) performance

To view our CCS performance graph click here.

We are proud to be an associate member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which encourages construction companies to set exemplary standards in site management and community liaison.

The adjoining graph indicates our Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) performance against the industry and Associates average. We are consistently ranked above these groups for improving the image of construction. You can find out more about CCS at their website.

A safe environment

Our target is to be 100% Safe and free of incidents, including those that affect the environment.

The acronym 'RIDDOR' refers to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. You can find out more information at the Health and Safety Executive website.

Our target is to have no major (category one) environmental incidents.

We have aligned our environmental incident categories with the Environment Agency's classification. A category one incident constitutes major environmental impact.

Developing talented employees

Recruiting talented employees from diverse backgrounds is essential to our ability in delivering strategy and projects. Training and apprenticeships underpin this activity.

Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions

Cutting energy consumption and carbon emissions reduces our impact on climate change. Our carbon emission data is externally verified annually by Achilles under the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS), providing assurance for our stakeholders.

In 2015, the carbon emissions represented an absolute reduction of 9 per cent against 2014, and 58.4 per cent against the 2010 baseline.

You may wish to read an Achilles case study on our carbon reduction.

Reducing waste

Construction activity produces waste. Where this is not avoidable through ‘designed in’ prevention, our target is to divert 90 per cent of waste from landfill by reuse, recycling or recovery.

This is measured by our 'diversion from landfill' rate.

Improving sustainable procurement

We are careful to ensure the quality, cost competitiveness and responsible sourcing of goods and services we procure from our supply chain partners. Our targets in this area are to work with approved suppliers, and procure responsibly-sourced materials. We are also encouraging our suppliers to engage with the Supply Chain Sustainability School, a platform for improving sustainability performance within our industry.

The figure here refers to companies in Morgan Sindall Group's supply chain that were members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School on 31 December 2015.

Supporting local economic growth

Our total commitment is to supporting local economic growth by actively engaging with the local community. In 2014 we invested in an online tool, LM3, that allows us to quantify the economic value we create in the local community.

In 2014, we used the LM3 tool on 14 of our projects, in 2015 we used it on 17, the combined average shows that for every £1 of project spend we provided an average of £1.23 benefit to local communities.