During 2016, BAM Construct UK contributed to the development of Royal BAM Group’s sustainability strategy, as part of our overall strategy ‘Building the present, creating the future’. Throughout 2016 we have continued to engage with the business as well as other Royal BAM Group companies and external stakeholders, to define what sustainability looks like for BAM in 2020 and beyond towards 2050. The new strategy consists of three key themes: Climate Positive, Resource Positive and Enhancing Lives; together with a set of KPI’s to form part of the strategic agenda 2016-2020. The intention is that by 2020 we’re able to start making real step changes towards having a net positive impact in the long term.
For BAM Construct UK these aspirations and new focus represents a natural evolution of our approach over the past five years. Our ultimate goal remains to have a positive impact, so we can deliver more value for clients and the communities in which we work.
We have already started to work towards these goals; by collaborating with our supply chain, encouraging innovative thinking, continuing to invest in digital construction and realising the benefits of a circular economy, we aim to have a net positive impact in the future.
In 2016 we continued to develop our understanding of how building’s perform, with the ultimate goal of reducing carbon, and improving the comfort, health and wellbeing of occupants. We recruited a specialist Building Performance Manager to develop our capabilities in performing post occupancy evaluations and ultimately aiding our knowledge about how our buildings performance in-use.
We also continue to take a leadership position to sharing best practice, and raising awareness and enabling discussions on important issues such as building performance, digital construction and the circular economy.
During 2017 we continue to support the development of Royal BAM Group’s sustainability strategy, as well as help to establish Group-wide targets and understand how BAM Construct UK can deliver against them.
We worked with PWC to assess our strategy against the UN Sustainable Development Goals, mapping current and future activities to six of the global goals relevant for BAM.