NG Bailey achieves continued CO2 emissions reduction as business grows

17th July 2017

NG Bailey releases its tenth annual sustainability report today and is pleased to announce that it has achieved a 19% reduction in its total net tCO2e footprint per employee since the 2012 baseline from 2.17 tCO2e in 2015-16, to 2.00 tCO2e in 2016-17.

Click here to read the full ‘Our One Approach to Business’ sustainability report. The report outlines how NG Bailey has contributed to its key stakeholder groups over the past financial year and also provides a progress update against the 18 commitments outlined within the company’s One Approach strategy. The One Approach strategy will come to a close at the end of the 2017/18 financial year.

Other highlights in the report include NG Bailey helping its customers reduce their CO2 emissions by over 122,000 tonnes in 2016-17, and diverting 97% of its waste from landfill.

NG Bailey has experienced a 12% decrease in our gross carbon footprint since its baseline year. This is largely down to strategic investments into on-site renewable energy capabilities and energy saving campaigns within the business.

This year saw the NG Bailey apprenticeship programme welcome a new intake of 51 apprentices. The company is also providing a wider range of apprenticeship qualifications that now incorporate HR and ICT roles. The company has over 150 apprentices currently on its books.

Cal Bailey, Sustainability Director at NG Bailey said: “For over 10 years as a business we have been seeking to integrate sustainability into our operations so that it becomes second nature to us. From the outset of our One Approach strategy, we wanted to challenge ourselves by setting highly ambitious targets. I am pleased to say that we are on course to achieve most of these targets and in areas such as our carbon footprint and encouraging the next generation of young people into STEM – we will be looking to hit them early. We have now inspired over 5,000 young people about STEM careers.

We will continue to place even more focus on health and safety where in 2016/17 we experienced a rise in RIDDOR incidents to 15; mostly as a result of a slip, trip or fall. In the past year, to address this we have introduced a new health and safety leadership programme called GLOBE and have refreshed our health and safety strategy focusing on raising awareness and improving staff engagement on this crucial subject.”

David Hurcomb, Chief Executive commented: “My thanks to all our employees and wider stakeholders who are engaging with our One Approach strategy. It’s important that we as a business appreciate our One Approach strategy has an important role to play. We are committed to being a sustainable business that is here for the benefit of present and future generations underpinned by strong financial performance.”

In September, NG Bailey will be holding a sustainable travel week to help improve employee wellbeing, change behaviours towards work-related travel and challenge our staff to reduce their carbon impact. Later on this year, the company will be engaging with key stakeholder groups to start planning the next sustainability programme which will be introduced in 2018.