Tilbury Douglas has launched its new sustainability strategy, ‘People, Planet and Performance’, which aims to provide a comprehensive approach to carbon reduction, sustainability, and social value outcomes
Developed in line with current policies and legislation, including the government’s Construction Playbook and the UK’s 2050 net zero target, the framework aims to embed sustainability into ‘business as usual’ and ensures a joined-up approach to creating, recording, and reporting on sustainable values.
The framework includes a commitment to social value as a standard, featuring commitments to local employment on every project, using local supply chains, and promoting volunteering in local communities.
Social value will be measured and recorded through the nationally recognised ‘TOMs’ framework, allowing customers to easily compare social value outcomes on a like-for-like basis.
The strategy aims to implement electric and hybrid electric vehicles to its scheme, which will significantly help to reduce the business’s carbon emissions and play a key role in Tilbury Douglas’s commitment to becoming net-zero carbon by the end of 2023.
The entire strategy is underpinned by the final theme of performance, which ensures quality and compliance across all business activity, proactively pushing the progression and development of its construction methodology and added value.
The use of modern methods of construction (MMC) and digital solutions, such as BIM, A-site and digital twin, combined with closer supply chain and customer involvement, will reduce greenhouse emissions, save time and ultimately reduce costs for customers.
‘A clear commitment to becoming carbon net-zero’
Paul Gandy, managing director at Tilbury Douglas said: “We are delighted to launch our new sustainability strategy, People, Planet & Performance or PPP, which sets out our clear plan to deliver improved social and environmental outcomes for our business, customers, and supply chain.
“PPP represents a step-change in our sustainability programme and includes a significant investment in digital technology, MMC, and a clear commitment to becoming carbon net-zero in our operations by the end of 2023.”