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Sustainability

EV's at Center Parcs

Electric vehicles

Sisk is proud to be a member of EV100. This is a global initiative bringing together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030.            

Since committing to electric vehicles in 2019 Sisk has made significant strides forward. We have installed fast chargers at our offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Warrington in the UK. We are well on our way to meeting our target of 100 electric fleet vehicles by 2023.

Energy management

We are committed to make energy efficiency a culture within our business and become the most energy efficient building contractor in Ireland.

Sisk effectively measures energy consumption and performance and have pledged to half our energy consumption. We have mandated that all electricity supplies to our offices and sites are procured from renewable sources and the installation of smart meters on all our sites

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We are taking steps to ensure this for example,

  • Sisk installed energy saving meters at our Cherrywood site in Dublin reducing electricity by 12 percent.
  • Replaced all lights in our head office to LED and upgraded the BMS reducing our cumulative energy performance by 36% against our 2015 baseline.
  • Pioneered the use of plant telematics to monitor and improve fuel efficiency on our civils projects.
  • Introduced innovative power generators using hybrid technologies such as batteries and solar to our sites.
36%

Reduction in head office energy consumption since April 2018

14%

Reduction in site diesel achieved through telematics

7.8%

CO2 reduction from renewable electricity

Our committed sustainability team takes a collective approach to implement innovation

Green suppliers

Sisk ensures that decisions taken regarding the procurement and engagement of any organisations, individuals, goods or services are governed by integrating environmental, legal, social and economic considerations into all stages of the procurement process.

Our procurement teams actively seek to collaborate with clients, consultants, specialist contractors and suppliers to develop integrated supply chains which respect biodiversity and human rights and promote fair employment practices.

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We ensure due consideration is made throughout the procurement process to benefit the health, safety and wellbeing of all stakeholders including the natural environment.

Our achievements

Obtaining a commitment from Grafton, Ireland’s largest builders merchants, to obtain FSC Certification and supply our projects exclusively with sustainable timber.

• Achieving an embodied carbon saving of 96% - by implementing a GGBS cement substitute for concrete across our projects.

• Acquiring Vision Built, an off-site fabrication business of innovative, sustainable and recyclable steel. We aim to grow this business for use across all of our projects.

St Matthew's biodiversity garden

Sufra garden complete with recycled timber pallets

Recycling and decreasing waste

Sisk forecasts, continually monitors and targets waste reductions throughout construction from project inception to completion. We engage with our supply chain to identify and target reductions in waste stream generation.

We provide effective and progressive management of waste on-site through the use of supplier take-backs and recycling services.

Our site teams engage with first class waste contractors with advanced systems to ensure Sisk waste is expertly processed following the waste hierarchy for reuse, recycling and recovery prior to disposal as a last resort.

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Project snapshot

Capital Dock, Dublin

Material take-back scheme

We returned 12 tonnes of Protec protective plastic sheeting for reprocessing into new sheeting.