We have adopted the GRI (Sustainability Reporting Guidelines) to measure our sustainability using a set of performance indicators, based around economic; environmental; labour practices; human rights; society and product responsibility. Using a “sustainable office plan” we monitor and measure the impacts our internal operations have on the environment to manage and reduce the consumption of resources and waste production.
We have active or emerging Sustainability Steering Groups in all our core sectors - Transport, Buildings, Water and Asset Management and continue to support sustainability development initiatives within industry organisations, such as the New Zealand Green Building Council. Our UK office was recently certified to ISO 14001:2004 for its integrated Environmental Management Systems.
We are committed to acting in an environmentally, socially, culturally and economically responsible manner. We will:
- Continue to provide sound corporate governance ensuring the financial and economic sustainability of the business;
- Continue to foster an environment where people feel valued, take pride and enjoyment in working for a successful company, and where skills, competencies, knowledge and talent are proactively identified, nurtured and developed;
- Keep at the forefront of sustainability, integrating environmental and social considerations into our delivery of professional services in achieving best-practice sustainable solutions that meet or exceed environmental standards;
- Manage and reduce the negative impacts our internal operations have on the environment and encourage the positive impacts we can have on the communities in which we are based;
- Measure and continually improve our performance and report that performance to our stakeholders;
- Continue to recognise the cultural diversity of our people, clients and stakeholders, and respect and value their different cultural practices and beliefs.