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Sustainable Design Working with our clients to ensure their building's perform

Sustainable design

Sustainability is at the heart of our approach to design. Our aim is to help schemes achieve the optimum social, economic and environmental performance. Our teams assist clients to identify, develop and then achieve their sustainability goals, focusing on issues such as in-use performance and cost effective outcomes over the lifecycle of the building rather than simply achieving an environmental certification. Setting clear and relevant sustainability targets enables project teams to understand and engage with requirements, while our experts are on hand to advise at key stages. 

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carbon Normalised CO2 emissions reduced since 2008


By reducing our own emissions, we’re ultimately reducing the costs of construction and helping our customers reduce their impacts by delivering buildings with a lower carbon footprint. We continue to improve efficiencies in our business through rigorous management as well as using new technologies for construction sites. Working with our clients and supply chain, we are tackling wider emissions from materials and energy used in buildings over their life cycle.

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Resource Efficiency Reduction in construction
waste since 2006

Resource efficiency

BAM is committed to using natural resources responsibly to reduce our impact on the environment. We continue to use WRAP’s Resource Management Plan and now all our projects develop a bespoke strategy to ensure they are designed and constructed efficiently, by minimising the quantity of materials used and avoiding waste. By the end of 2015, we've reduced construction waste by 45% since 2006.

Ultimately we want to have a positive impact designing out waste through construction and over the lifecycle of a building. We continue to work with suppliers and the wider industry to develop circular economy approaches which maximise the value of materials and minimise waste.

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99% of timber from verified legal and sustainable sources. Timber from verified legal
and sustainable sources

Sourcing responsibly

We work collaboratively with our supply chain to set high standards to reduce the environmental impact of projects, improve local communities and ultimately deliver better quality services to our customers. Since BAM became a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, we have hosted two supplier days to spread understanding of the issues. We support the UK sustainable timber market by working with the Grown in Britain contractors group. We focus on using healthy and sustainable materials in an efficient way, sourcing locally whenever possible. 

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Our community investment since 2010 £3.5 million our charity donations in cash.


Building strong partnerships with local communities is not just common sense, it makes commercial sense. Our ‘Making TIME for Communities’ strategy focuses engagement on:

  • TTraining and local employment
  • IInclusion of local communities
  • MMotivating employees
  • EEnhancing education

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Ranked sector leader in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 98% of BAM employees feel mental health is an important issue

Health and wellbeing

BAM is committed to a workplace where employees and partners feel healthy, safe and engaged and supported. We want to support our people so they can achieve their best for themselves and for our customers. 

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