In today’s economic environment, sustainability is no longer a nice to have but an expectation in terms of organisational behaviours and deliverables.
Organisational performance is increasingly being judged on a wider range of measures that include not just finance, but also elements of sustainability and corporate responsibility. The way that we deliver more sustainable solutions will be a key differentiator in increasingly competitive markets.
As a major provider of buildings, infrastructure and services, and as a major employer, Balfour Beatty considers that we have a leading role to play in ensuring that the work we do today helps to improve the quality of people’s lives now, whilst considering the needs of future generations.
We want to support our customers in reaching their own sustainability aspirations as well as helping develop these further. This will add value to our customers and, in so doing, provide us with better relationships. We also want to ensure that the work we engage in considers sustainability fully, and that this approach helps align the customer’s outcomes with today’s and tomorrow’s societal expectations. This may sometimes lead us to challenge our customers to ensure that they understand the wider sustainability issues and how their requirements impact these. This should also ensure that we achieve more resilient solutions that can be relied upon to deliver robust and appropriate solutions.