30 by 30
Having achieved our 2020 target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions early a new strategy, 30 by 30, was launched last year with the aim of improving the Group’s energy efficiency by 30% by 2030.
Leading the industry
A combination of robust environmental standards and training, alongside 92% of our operations being certified to the ISO14001 environmental management system ensures that we are able to discharge our duty to protect the environment, both in and around our temporary sites and permanent estate. We are successfully managing our own overall environmental footprint but more than that, we are actively encouraging the whole industry to think carefully about the environment when designing, constructing and maintaining the buildings that will make up our world for generations to come.
Using innovation and new technology, we are pushing new boundaries when it comes to incorporating environmental features into developments. As well as focusing on the construction phase, we are often able to influence, through clever design and smart technology, the way buildings will be run and maintained during its entire lifecycle.
Our people who are running and maintaining a range of diverse estates for both public and private sector clients, specialise in advising on how to save energy and reduce running costs at the same time. This can sometimes mean replacing ageing equipment with smarter technology or using innovation to reduce the amount of energy consumed.
From bridges for bats and re-homing of fish, to new access routes for hedgehogs, we are constantly working to protect and promote the wildlife around us.
Please see reporting guidelines for further details of our memberships with various organisations, including Considerate Constructors Scheme and Supply Chain Sustainability School.
A spotlight on
To reduce our impact on the environment we are targeting a wide range of initiatives:
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Every project we deliver is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to being a responsible business.
At the 2017 awards Kier was shortlisted in seven of the nine BIG categories and won three awards. These included Pollinator, Maintenance and Management and BIG Biodiversity Champion.
At Kier we are committed to finding innovative solutions to minimise our environmental impact. Since March 2017 there have been over 150 company car orders for electric vehicles. 23% of orders are now for electric or hybrid vehicles.
We are working in partnership with Careers Wales to inspire young people, through showing the wealth of opportunity the construction industry offers.
Some of the country’s rarest bats have been given a new home thanks to a Kier joint venture with BAM Nuttall and a grant from the Hinkley Community Impact Mitigation ecology fund, following works at Hinkley Point C power station.