United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change is the biggest challenge that humanity has ever faced. Communities worldwide are under immediate threat from flood, fire, and destruction of resources. Long-term, unless we make significant changes now, the outlook is not good.

Making changes means facing some uncomfortable truths. The fact is that the construction industry is responsible for a lot of environmental damage. Concrete has been described as ‘the most destructive material on earth’, with a carbon footprint that would make an airline gasp.

Construction and the built environment contribute to about 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint (UKGBC, 2019) and produces 40% of the UK’s waste (RICS, 2020).

It also has significant impacts on biodiversity, air pollution, and habitat destruction.

It’s beyond time that the construction industry faced up to these hard truths and started making changes. We are committed to becoming sustainable in every way that we can.

We try our hardest to work in a way that won’t compromise future generations. To achieve this, we’ve aligned ourselves with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

These are:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Wellbeing
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships

We can make the biggest difference by focusing on goals 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.

Here’s how:

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