NG Bailey’s sustainability campaign – Target 2012 – has come to a successful close – with the company exceeding every one of its targets.
At the start of the campaign the company set out to:
• Reduce CO2 emissions by 20 per cent
• Half the amount of waste sent to landfill
• Cut water use by 20 per cent
• Use more materials from sustainable sources.
Notable successes include reducing CO2 emissions by 24 per cent a year early, cutting water usage in its properties by 27 per cent and recovering and reusing over £1m worth of materials from sites – which would otherwise have been wasted.
As part of the programme, a variety of energy efficiency measures have been installed across the company’s estate, including solar PV in two offices and biomass heating at NG Bailey’s Grade 1 listed headquarters. A roll-out of smart metering also took place across all offices to enable the accurate and rapid measurement of the company’s estate-wide energy use.
Sustainability director, Cal Bailey said:
As part of this programme we have also developed eco-friendly site cabins that are 40 per cent more energy efficient, created a pioneering water saving solution that dramatically cuts the amount of water needed for commissioning on sites and reduced our business-wide mileage from 20m to 13m miles per annum.
In addition we have supported our employees and customers, raising funds for good causes – contributing more than £300,000 – as well as supporting 450 staff fundraising events, involving 1,800 of our workforce.
What we’ve done has reduced our impact on the environment and improved the communities in which we work. It has also made good business sense – contributing significant savings to our bottom line.
We will soon be launching our new corporate responsibility programme, in which we will set ourselves even more ambitious targets for the years ahead.
More detailed results about NG Bailey’s Target 2012 campaign and information about the company’s new corporate responsibility strategy will be available later in the year.