Kier’s ‘Building For A Sustainable World’ framework sets a direction of travel for the whole group and encompasses environmental sustainability and social sustainability
Across these two sections, Kier has established ten pillars of action, to address the most pressing areas of environmental and social concern.
Kier’s ten pillars focus on where it can have the greatest impact through operations.
Sustainability has two key components: environmental responsibility and social responsibility (also known as Corporate Responsibility or CR).
To operate a sustainable business, Kier is encouraging employees to adopt this mindset and carry out their day-to-day operations in a way which keeps the three critical features: environment, community, and profitability, in balance.
Kier has set sustainability targets to include achieving net-zero carbon across our own operations and supply chain by 2045, eliminating avoidable waste by 2035 and becoming single-use plastic-free by 2030.
To ensure good governance, Kier has established a number of cross-functional Sustainability Leadership Forums, led by members of its senior leadership team.
The purpose of applying a commercial lens is to ensure that sustainable action within Kier is driven through our core business decisions.
Natural systems and renewable resource
Andrew Davies, chief executive, said: “Building for a Sustainable World concentrates on two key components: environmental sustainability and social sustainability.
“It outlines that we are committed to preventing environmental and social harm, replenishing our natural systems and renewable resources and having a positive impact on the communities and environments in which we operate.
“The framework is about setting realistic goals and targets and putting clear plans in place to achieve them.
“It aligns with our strategic plan and culture of Performance Excellence, by introducing a consistent approach to sustainability across the group.
“Being sustainable is more important than it’s ever been, and to have a sustainable business is to have a resilient, purpose-driven business.”
The full framework can be found here.