Kier earns triple recognition for sustainability

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Kier has been recognised by three major organisations for its sustainability achievements and targets.

The infrastructure services and construction company says it is a key milestone for its ESG - environmental, social and governance - strategy.

It has been awarded the London Stock Exchange Green Economy Mark, given to listed companies which can demonstrate that 50% of their revenue is derived from green products and services.

Group-wide targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions have also been validated by the UN-backed Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), following the successful implementation of the group’s Carbon Reduction Plan. 

The validated long-term targets include achieving net zero for scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2045.

Kier’s Infrastructure Services and Construction segments are also now PAS 2080 certified – a leading standard for carbon management solutions in buildings and infrastructure.

The achievements are a key milestone for Kier’s sustainability strategy, following the launch of its updated Building for a Sustainable World framework last year, and demonstrate the group’s commitment to its aim of sustainably delivering infrastructure which is vital to the UK.

Andrew Davies, chief executive of Kier, said: "At Kier, our purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK, and these combined achievements present a key milestone in our ESG strategy. 

“We believe that to be a responsible business, we must address the impact of climate change, as well as leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we operate."

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