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 2016 performance figures against our six strategic Total Commitments to Sustainability are shown below.
Our Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) performance
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.
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 3 April 2018.
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.