Sustainable innovation is on display from each of our eight shortlisted contractors, helping to benefit the environment and the communities they work in.
Balfour Beatty Sustainable Co CN Awards 2016
Balfour Beatty’s Blueprint Advisory Panel was established in 2015 to provide independent scrutiny of the contractor’s sustainability performance and is co-chaired by two managing directors. It established an energy management unit to implement best practice across its estates and operations and has significantly reduced carbon emissions resulting from travel.
The firm has also proactively led on a commitment to have 5 per cent of its direct workforce enrolled on formalised apprentice, sponsored student or graduate development schemes within five years.
Bam Nuttall Sustainable Co CN Awards 2016
Bam Nuttall celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015 with sustainability at the heart of the business.
It embedded sustainable initiatives on major projects like Crossrail and Mersey Gateway, as well as deploying solutions on small sites like the Thorndell Viaduct in West Sussex, where the firm used golf buggies for site transport to help reduce carbon emissions. It encourages employees to participate in an annual national wellbeing survey, with daily and monthly engagement with staff.
Clugston Sustainable Co CN Awards 2016
Clugston appointed a waste and carbon reduction co-ordinator in 2015, reporting to the board and supported by retained specialists EMS, to provide benchmarking data and advise on reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
By September, the contractor had reduced its footprint by 5 per cent and achieved a recycling rate of 22 per cent against its target of 21 per cent.
A highlight was its work on the Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility with CNIM, featuring the tallest laminated timber structure in the UK and the largest living green wall in Europe.
Moffitt and Robinson Sustainable Co CN Awards 2016
Moffitt & Robinson Construction
Every dwelling built by Moffitt & Robinson Construction in 2015 was built to Passivhaus standard, with director William Moffitt a certified Passivhaus consultant.
From a high of 100 per cent of buildings being block built, the firm now builds only 35 per cent this way, with the remainder being timber-framed using its own prototype frame solution.
The company shares its knowledge locally as well as giving presentations to CITB and the FMB, among other organisations, and Mr Moffitt is a member of an innovation study group within CITB looking into low-energy construction methods.
Morgan Sindall Sustainable Co CN Awards 2016
Sustainability is a clear part of Morgan Sindall’s culture and is sponsored internally by managing director Nick Fletcher.
The company constantly monitors its performance and ensures its strategy is challenged regularly to maintain focus.
In 2015 it reduced its carbon emissions by 9 per cent year on year, and 58.4 per cent against its 2010 baseline, while diverting more than 90 per cent of waste from landfill.
Overbury Broadgate Estates Sustainable Co CN Awards 2016
Overbury last year achieved the first Outstanding rating under the recent BREEAM Refurbishing and Fit-out 2014 scheme for Broadgate Estates in London, exceeding the target of Excellent at no extra cost.
The firm is passionate about leading on sustainability both on and off site, and shares best practice through training and industry seminars.
It has participated in the Ska for Higher Education Development Committee and recently launched a new e-learning environmental training programme for staff.
Spie Sustainable Co CN Awards 2016
Last year saw three years of planning come to fruition as Spie launched its new sustainability strategy and business model.
At the end of the year it completed the first period of energy management on 23 Scottish schools, after carrying out the design and build of the M&E services on the facilities in South Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire.
Spie’s innovative system, coupled with offsite monitoring, led to an energy saving of £743,000 against tight targets set by the client.
Willmott Dixon Sustainable Co CN Awards 2016
Willmott Dixon is the only contractor to have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard and was one of seven ‘pathfinder’ organisations in 2015 to achieve its Supply Chain Standard.
Between 2010 and 2014 the contractor reduced its carbon emissions by over 30 per cent and became carbon neutral.
In 2014/15, the firm focused on reducing the waste produced by its construction, housing and interiors business, and succeeded in doing so by 19.3 per cent, diverting 97.4 per cent of waste from landfill in 2015.
Sustainable Company of the Year sponsor Imtech is one of the largest independent technical services providers in the UK and Ireland with an annual turnover of £400m and a workforce of more than 2,500 people.
The company has a broad base of capability, specialising in mechanical and electrical design, engineering delivery, maintenance and operation in the contracting, maintenance and systems integration markets.
Operating in the buildings, industry and infrastructure sectors, Imtech comprises four complementary workstreams: Engineering Services in the UK; Technical Facilities Maintenance; Systems Integration; and Engineering Services in Ireland.
The company says its objective is to be collaborative, working in partnership with clients, main contractors, developers, consultant teams and advisers to help achieve better results and a better experience for customers.