Following the successful delivery of key targets set by our 2015/16 Sustainability Challenge, we are now pushing ourselves further, embedding sustainability throughout our business.
We have aligned this year’s Challenge with the Welsh Government’s Well-being of Future Generations Act. Our four priorities, Health & Safety, Environment, Economic, Social and Culture will support the seven well-being goals.
Once more our projects have provided employment, apprenticeships, training and development opportunities. Our people embed themselves within communities and develop specific initiatives to address local issues. And finally, we continue to reduce the impact our operations have on the natural environment, reducing emissions and waste, increasing recycling rates and enhancing the local ecology.
But there is still room for improvement. Our new Sustainability Challenge will ensure Griffiths remains a responsible business intent on delivering truly sustainable projects.
Our 2016/17 Sustainability Challenge approach is built around four key priorities:
Under each key priority we set objectives and targets which will support the seven goals of the Well-being of Wales Future Generations Act and deliver our sustainability vision.
Our aim is to provide the infrastructure to support a vibrant economy with cohesive communities without having a detrimental effect on the environment.
Through our Sustainability Challenge we will:
- Set short and long term objectives and targets against which our performance will be measured and reported
- Identify opportunities to embed sustainability into all of our projects
- Minimise any adverse impact caused by our operations
- Raise the profile of our sustainability agenda with our people, supply chain and stakeholders