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Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability at Sisk brings together Society - our people, Environment - our planet and Economy - our performance. Our ambition is to lead the industry with the sustainable management of our operations throughout their entire life cycle, whilst upholding our core values of Care, Integrity and Excellence that delivers for our people and our planet. Looking forward to the next ten years our Roadmap will be augmented by five key themes.

Our 2030 Roadmap outlines an ambitious set of targets and actions, aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals

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John Sisk & Son

Building today Caring for tomorrow

1: Tackling climate change and air pollution

Driving energy efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint as we work towards carbon neutrality and better air quality.

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1: We will reduce our carbon intensity by 25% from our 2019 baseline by 2023

2: We will reduce our carbon intensity by 50% from our 2019 baseline by 2026

3: We will achieve a CDP A rating for Climate Change by 2022

4: We will achieve carbon neutral status in 2021 by offsetting the emissions from our operations through internationally accredited carbon reduction scheme

5: We will achieve carbon neutral status by 2030

6: By 2024 50% of the vehicles in our fleet will be electric

7: We will eliminate internal combustion engine powered vehicles from our company car fleet by 2030

2: Caring for the environment

Steering the sustainable management and use of natural resources whilst contributing to the circular economy to drive environmental improvement.

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8: We will plant 1.7 million trees as native woodland in Ireland, the UK and wider Europe by 2029

9: We will establish sustainable partnerships supporting the successful restoration of peat bogs

10: We will reduce our potable water use intensity by 50% when measured against our 2019 baseline, by 2025

11: We will reduce our waste intensity by 50% when measured against our 2019 baseline, by 2025

12: All operations will be undertaken with Zero Avoidable waste by 2021

13: We will eliminate the use of single plastics in all our operations by 2023

14: We will successfully embed circular economy principles into strategic business planning by 2023

3: Enhancing communities

Generating lasting, positive impacts for the communities where we work and the people we work with.

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15: We will achieve an independently assessed health and safety maturity of ‘Calculative’ by 2023

16: We will achieve an independently assessed health and safety maturity of ‘Proactive’ by 2025

17: We will increase our added Social Return on Investment by 5% year on year against our 2019 baseline

4: Leading on responsible business practices

Engaging and collaborating with a supply chain with shared values and creating a sustainable legacy across our industry.

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18: We will successfully embed the ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement principles into our way of working by 2022

19: We will achieve the Irish Centre for Diversity Investors in Diversity Gold standard by 2023

5: Embracing innovation and digital technology

Supporting, developing, and promoting sustainable design and construction solutions through efficient business practices.

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20: By 2021 we will have successfully transitioned from our BIM Level 2 certification to be being certified as ‘BIM Ready’ against the requirements of ISO 19650

21: By 2025 we will have 10 Data Apprentices working in ‘earn and learn’ positions

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John Sisk & Son

Building today Caring for tomorrow

Collaborating with a host of industry bodies

  • Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
  • Supply Chain Sustainability School 
  • Irish Green Building Council (IGBC)
  • UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Gold Member
  • Chambers Ireland
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland
  • Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC)
  • Achilles Carbon Reduce Programme
  • CDP Climate Change
  • EcoVadis


Sustainability in action

Sisk Awarded Green Business of the Year

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Green Awards 2020

We are delighted to have won two awards at the Green Awards in Dublin. The Sisk team won the 'Green Construction Award' and 'Green Business of the Year'. The Green Business of the Year was selected by the judging panel from all the winning categories on the night and is an outstanding achievement for Sisk.

Both awards are recognition for our business having taken great strides to delivering our carbon reduction agenda over the past year.

The Green Awards recognise the extraordinary contribution and commitment that companies make towards growing a greener future in Irish business.

Electric vehicles        

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.

By 2024, 50% of the vehicles in our fleet will be electric. We will eliminate internal combustion engine powered vehicles from our company car fleet by 2030. 

    Sisk accelerating investment in EV’s

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    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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    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.

    Reducing and recycling 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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    Working towards our goal of Zero Avoidable Waste the below targets are included within our 2030 Sustainability Roadmap:

    • We will reduce our waste intensity by 50%, when measured against our 2019 baseline, by 2025
    • All operations will be undertaken with Zero Avoidable Waste by 2028
    • We will eliminate the use of single use plastics in all our operations by 2023
    • We will successfully embed circular economy principles into strategic business planning by 2023

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