Creating social value is a passion for us, not just an obligation. We work with partners to provide safe, sustainable services that add value to local communities.

Whether bringing environmental gains or enhanced economic capital to the community, through our active involvement in local projects and initiatives, we ensure our corporate social responsibility ethos delivers additional and lasting social value for the communities we serve.

You can read more about our social value strategy and commitments here.

Carbon Reduction

We are committed to the ambitious target of achieving net zero throughout our business and its projects by 2050. And we are already making great progress.

Our carbon reduction strategy is centred around four principles:

  • Culture: We have a strong culture across our design and operational teams so that carbon reduction is embedded in everything we do.
  • Policy & Strategy: We engage with clients to ensure the right policies are in place and align with local and national carbon policies and industry best practice.
  • Supply Chain: We integrate with our supply chain to harness innovation, processes and technology that will significantly reduce Scope 3 emissions.
  • Modal Shift: We aim to bring the public on the net zero journey through our scheme delivery.

Constant improvement

The journey is underway and we are transforming our fleet from traditional fuels to electric.  We have already started transitioning our fleet vans up to 4.25t to electric and we will continue to invest in this transition. Our plant is increasingly electric-powered and we use solar powered, hydrogen and all-electric work sites including at the award-winning pedestrianisation scheme at Castle Street, Macclesfield.

Our people – and supply chain partners - are trained in environmental awareness to ensure principles of sustainability are considered in every aspect of our work in all of our contracts. We are members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, an award-winning industry wide collaboration, whose vision is that ours is an industry where everyone will have the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.

We are constantly improving the methods and materials we use in order to reduce our carbon footprint. We are increasingly using warm asphalt which uses less energy to produce and in Central Bedfordshire our entire 2022 surfacing programme used warm asphalt. We use the latest equipment to recycle and re-use materials on site and we have also introduced new green travel plans to dramatically reduce journeys.

We are also working with policy makers on areas such as ensuring sustainable drainage systems are used in new developments and that verge maintenance works are optimised to achieve biodiversity net gain.


We recognise that improving biodiversity is a key part of our role. We work continually through client/partner working groups to explore every opportunity to consider and enhance biodiversity through our projects.

Through our collaborative policy work and throughout our operational activities, we are taking steps to place biodiversity at the centre of our planning and our solutions.

Case Study: A51 Nantwich

Sustainable Development and Design

Our infrastructure is built to last. That’s why the principles of sustainable development and design are of critical importance.

Whether informing policy development on sustainable drainage or designing sustainable infrastructure schemes we use our expertise to ensure sustainability is built into our projects from the outset.

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