08 DEC 2020

BakerHicks’ parent company, Morgan Sindall Group, lead way in action on climate change

BakerHicks' parent company, Morgan Sindall Group, have been awarded an A Grade by CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, in recognition of its actions to tackle climate change.

The Group is the only major UK based contractor to be awarded this grade in 2020, acknowledging their ongoing efforts to meet environmental targets and increase the sustainability of the business. Of 5,800 companies worldwide who took part, only 270 made the A-list.

CDP is an independent and voluntary carbon reporting scheme which assesses how companies cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop low-carbon alternatives.

The company has been singled out for its leadership in sustainability each year for the past four years. The Group’s founder and CEO, John Morgan said:

“We are pleased to have once again been recognised as leading on environmental action within our sector. The construction and regeneration sectors have a genuine role to play in changing how everyone does business. This means placing environmental awareness at the very centre of our decision-making. We are changing how we manage our projects, the kind of places we create and the legacy these will leave. It’s better for the planet, for people and for business.”

Morgan Sindall Group are committed to minimising environmental impact and are implementing a range of measures to achieve this. These include reducing carbon emissions, using responsible construction methods and sustainable materials, and reducing waste. For example, in 2020, the Group aims to divert 94% of waste from landfill.

The Group has a strong track record of environmental leadership. They were the first UK construction company to achieve accredited science-based emission reduction targets and, in 2012, were the first non-FTSE 350 company to be included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.

Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, added:

“Taking the lead on environmental transparency and action is one of the most important steps businesses can make and it is even more impressive in this challenging year marked by Covid-19. Leadership from the private sector will help create an ‘ambition loop’ for greater government action, ensuring global ambitions for a net-zero sustainable economy become a reality.”

CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognised as the highest standard of corporate environmental transparency, analysing disclosed data on environmental impacts, risks and opportunities.

Companies are assessed according to the comprehensiveness of their disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks, and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership.

Find out more about this year's CDP results: https://www.cdp.net/en/companies/companies-scores