As part of our commitment to minimise the environmental impact of our operations across the UK, US and Hong Kong we’ve joined the United Nations Race To Zero campaign.
Delivering sustainability through ‘My Contribution’
Utilising the power of My Contribution (MyC), Balfour Beatty’s employee-led initiative to bring about positive business change, we successfully delivered our MyC sustainability campaign, 'Think Global. Act Local. Make a Difference'.
The campaign encouraged our employees to share their ideas to help our UK businesses deliver targets aligned to our 2040 sustainability ambitions. Our approach was to ‘think global, act local’, providing an opportunity to combine a UK wide strategic focus, with locally led MyC sustainability campaigns.
We ran 12 local campaigns over four weeks, generating more than 800 ideas across the business – the highest number of ideas ever generated by a My Contribution campaign. This included three local campaigns run by our Joint Venture and Alliance teams, Central Rail Systems Alliance, Old Oak Common and HS2 Area North.
Each business unit campaign focused on the key areas set out in their local sustainability action plan. These plans ensure our colleagues help to address specific local challenges and priorities, leaving a positive legacy in the communities we serve.
The campaign teams have been working hard to review, consolidate and select the most impactful ideas for our business. Working collaboratively with our sustainability experts and idea submitters, we have already implemented more than 130 ideas.
Working closely with our supply chain partners and customer, our project team developed a cost-effective solution to reuse materials on-site.
Balfour Beatty has set out a roadmap to delivering a zero carbon construction site which we are trialling on a live site - the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Biomes Initiative.