BAM vows not to ‘shy away’ from responsibilities as sustainability strategy launched

THE Royal BAM Group has published its new sustainability strategy focusing on six key themes in accordance with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

It consists of decarbonisation; circularity; climate adaption; biodiversity; health, safety, and inclusion; and social value. BAM said that, within each theme, it has set itself ‘ambitious’ targets.

The firm explained that the new sustainability strategy is looking beyond its own organisation and to the future. It continued by saying that the choices you make as a company have consequences for future generations, with the strategy highlighting its ambitions to build more sustainably for those future generations.

John Wilkinson, chief operating officer of BAM’s UK and Ireland division, said, “BAM has raised the bar for sustainability in our sector. This new strategy not only significantly increases our direct targets – for example on scope three carbon emissions – but it looks holistically at what our sector can do working upstream and downstream with others to provide our clients with options, so that we become instigators of greater sustainability.

“It is not enough to work on your own and focus on your own impact anymore. BAM has recognised that we must export our learning, co-operate with others, learn from them, and collectively enhance measurement and understanding of the whole chain of factors that affect our impact on the planet and people’s lives.

“BAM is not going to shy away from its responsibilities. We are committed to reporting these issues transparently. That’s the only way we can secure true progress and make a genuine difference.”