7 Jun 2021
'Net Positive' - making a responsible impact
We’re proud to launch our new responsibility strategy ‘Net Positive’ which aims to ensure we put more into society, the environment, and the global economy than we take out.
The strategy contains six long-term ambitions focused on achieving zero carbon, harm, and waste, being a great place to work, delivering social value, and sustainable growth.
NG Bailey recently became one of a select group of visionary companies that have pledged to play their part in limiting global temperature rise to no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrialised levels and have committed to setting a science-based target through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Our Zero carbon ambition will see an increased focus on managing our direct carbon impacts across all our group activities and working with supply chain partners to deliver zero carbon benefits across our industry.
Zero waste – at present 98% of the waste we generate is either recycled or recovered to generate energy – our ambition now is to drive down the amount of waste we generate.
Zero harm – to people and the planet. Delivering industry-leading safety standards remains a priority, we will also continue to work with our supply chain to stamp out modern slavery. To minimise our environmental impact, we will focus on achieving zero reportable environmental incidents.
As well as driving negative impacts to zero, our strategy also focuses on making a positive impact.
We recognise it is important that our people are happy, healthy, and able to be themselves at work – our continued focus on fairness, inclusion, and respect – and, supporting wellbeing underpins this ambition.
We also want to deliver social value beyond the benefits delivered by our projects – we will be examining how we can give back better to our people and the communities in which we work.
We will be outlining more detail around these ambitions during the next 12 months.