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Morgan Sindall Group score an ‘A’ grade for transparency on climate change .

News 13 Dec 2022

BakerHicks’ parent company, Morgan Sindall Group, have been recognised for their leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change by the global environmental non-profit organisation, CDP, securing a place on their annual ‘A List’.

Highlights .

  • Leading the way in environmental disclosure and climate change
  • One of a small number of companies to secure a place on CDP’s ‘A List’ for 2022
  • Third year in a row achieving this accolade

Based on data reported through CDP’s 2022 Climate Change questionnaire, Morgan Sindall Group are one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’, out of nearly 15,000 companies scored. 

CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognised as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. In 2022, 680 plus investors, with over US$130 trillion in assets, and 280 major purchasers, with US$6.4 trillion in procurement spend, requested companies to disclose data on environmental impacts, risks and opportunities through CDP’s platform. A record-breaking 18,700 companies responded. 

CDP use a detailed and independent methodology to assess companies, allocating each a score from A to D- based on the comprehensiveness of their disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and their demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets. 

Commenting on the announcement, Morgan Sindall Group Chief Executive, John Morgan, said:

We are incredibly proud to retain our CDP score of ‘A’ for leadership on climate change for the third year in a row. The construction industry has a major part to play in achieving global sustainability goals. The scale of the problem is substantial, as are the challenges. However, we are working towards building a more sustainable future. 

Graham Edgell, Director of Procurement and Sustainability at the Group added:

Our staff, supply chain, and our clients will be absolutely delighted that our carbon strategy has been validated by the rigorous and searching CDP process. The recognition of being awarded an ‘A’ will inspire not only our businesses but can be the catalyst for the entire construction sector. We recognise the need to share, collaborate, and work in synergy with all stakeholders to intensify, accelerate and continue to reduce emissions for the benefit of everyone. 

Dexter Galvin, Global Director of Corporations and Supply Chains at CDP, said:

Congratulations to all the companies on this year’s A List; environmental transparency is the first vital step towards a net-zero and nature-positive future. In a year of ever-increasing environmental concerns around the world – from extreme weather to unprecedented losses to nature – the need for transformational, urgent and collaborative change is more critical than ever. We must decarbonise half of global GHG emissions and eliminate deforestation by 2030, alongside achieving water security on the same timescale – there is no route to 1.5°C without nature. As CDP continues to raise the bar on what qualifies as climate, forests and water leadership, we hope to see the ambitions and actions of companies on the A List – and those wanting a place on it – do the same.

The full list of companies that made this year’s CDP A List is available here.