01 Mar 2024

Kier has been recognised by three major organisations for its sustainability achievements and targets, in a key milestone for its ESG strategy. 

The leading infrastructure services and construction company has been awarded the London Stock Exchange Green Economy Mark, given to listed companies which can demonstrate that 50% of their revenue is derived from green products and services. 

Group-wide targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions have also been validated by the UN-backed Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), following the successful implementation of the Group’s Carbon Reduction Plan. The validated long-term targets include achieving net zero for scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2045. 

Kier’s Infrastructure Services and Construction segments are also now PAS 2080 certified – the leading standard for carbon management solutions in buildings and infrastructure. 

The achievements are a key milestone for Kier’s sustainability strategy, following the launch of its updated ‘Building for a Sustainable World’ framework last year, and demonstrate the Group’s commitment to its aim of sustainably delivering infrastructure which is vital to the UK. 

"At Kier, our purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK, and these combined achievements present a key milestone in our ESG strategy. We believe that to be a responsible business, we must address the impact of climate change, as well as leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we operate."

Andrew Davies, chief executive