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.
Driving energy efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint as we work towards carbon neutrality and better air quality.
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
Steering the sustainable management and use of natural resources whilst contributing to the circular economy to drive environmental improvement.
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
Generating lasting, positive impacts for the communities where we work and the people we work with.
Engaging and collaborating with a supply chain with shared values and creating a sustainable legacy across our industry.
Supporting, developing, and promoting sustainable design and construction solutions through efficient business practices.
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.
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 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.
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.
Working towards our goal of Zero Avoidable Waste the below targets are included within our 2030 Sustainability Roadmap: