Sustainability - Our 2020 Sustainability Strategy

Our 2020 Sustainability Strategy


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We want to make tomorrow a better place. This means doing things sustainably.

We aim to deliver sustainable solutions that not only help our customers to meet their objectives but also contribute to creating a low carbon economy and supporting thriving, vibrant communities.

We create lasting benefits through developing skills and employment opportunities, minimising environmental impacts and improving local prosperity.


We share knowledge and work closely with customers and suppliers to deliver sustainable solutions that reach beyond our immediate operations. As a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School we are working to help construction suppliers and subcontractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence. 

Carbon-neutral or low carbon operations are increasingly important for our customers and we can contribute to this by using our sustainable design and delivery expertise. In 2013, we joined other industry leaders and the UK Government to develop the Infrastructure Carbon Review framework. This aims to cut 24 million tonnes of carbon from infrastructure projects in the UK by 2050.

In our own operations we are working to become carbon neutral by 2015. This involves developing a complete view of the direct and indirect carbon emissions from our global operations. Our commitment to transparency and improvement contributed to our highest ever Carbon Disclosure Project (CPD) score in 2013.

Carillion's 2020 Sustainability Strategy, which has been developed with support from Forum for the Future, is built around what we have described as our 'Six Positive Outcomes', which encompasses Carillion's economic, environmental, and social contributions and impacts.

We launched our 2020 Sustainability Strategy during Carillion's Sustainability Week in 2011, after reviewing our business and engaging with our stakeholders. They build on our sustainability achievements to date and provide direction for the next decade.


Key sustainability achievements:

  • We are proud to have been awarded a 'Platinum Big Tick' rating in Business in the Community's Corporate Responsibility Index.
  • We are a member of the FTSE4Good Index of companies meeting recognised sustainability standards
  • We are a member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), Canadian GBC and MENA GBC
  • We have helped more than 300 homeless people into work through Business Action on Homelessness - more than any other company in the UK