...We have performed well against all of our 2015 commitments, in most cases well surpassing our targets. This is testament to the commitment and effort of people across the business, from support services to project teams and supply chain. While we've made excellent progress, we know there are many challenges ahead and we must continue to push boundaries. Over the last year we have been engaging with the business as well as other Royal BAM Group companies, to define what sustainability looks like for BAM in 2020 and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to have a positive impact, so we can deliver more value for clients. By collaborating with our supply chain, encouraging innovative thinking through our products, and realising the benefits of circular economic business models, we aim to have a net positive impact in the future.

We have already started to work towards these goals, for instance with the launch of BAM Energy, which helps to make use of renewable and energy efficiency technology cost effectively. By providing finance for additional carbon saving and energy generating technologies, capital is freed up to improve buildings themselves. This has had a positive impact in terms of wider carbon reduction and also on our clients and the end users of our buildings.

We continue to take a leadership position to sharing best practice, raising awareness and enabling discussions on important issues such as building performance, digital construction, information management and the circular economy.

During 2016 we will be defining our new targets and longer-term vision in alignment with Royal BAM Group's strategy for the period 2020: Building the present, creating the future.

Performance

We have achieved or surpassed all of our 2015 targets and continue to perform well in our current focus areas of reducing carbon, delivering sustainable design and investing in and improving local communities.

Our national charity partnership with Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland has now been running for one year and we have had tremendous support from employees, who have already helped to raise over £95,000 of our targeted £100,000, as well as holding events and raising awareness.

We successfully complied with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme and have helped the industry to gear up by engaging through contractor groups and the UK Green Building Council. We worked with XCO2 Energy Ltd to assist with our compliance and demonstrate the benefits our work over the last five years has had to improve energy efficiency across our business. This approach and our performance has also contributed towards our parent company Royal BAM Group being named on the CDP A list for the second year running, achieving the highest possible score.

We will continue to deliver in our core areas and are now looking at the next steps towards 2020 and beyond.

 

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CONNECT110NS, our BREEAM Excellent building in the heart of Glasgow

 

Our History and Achievements

 

BAM has been in business in Britain since 1874. We have a network of offices covering England, Scotland and Wales allowing us to understand our customers' needs, and deliver award-winning buildings.  

 

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Partnerships

BAM wants to contribute to the wider development of the construction and properties sector, and to the British economy. Our staff therefore participate in working parties and best practice forums in a range of organisations. We are also proud to receive recognition for our contributions to environment and our community work.

 

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