Building a Sustainable Future
Sustainability is at the core of our company’s ethos and operation. Buildings should not only be inherently safe but should also be constructed to stand the test of time and therefore be inherently sustainable. Buildings are responsible for almost half of the UK’s carbon emissions and around a third of its landfill waste. This means that the UK’s sustainable development targets cannot be met without a major change to the way in which buildings are designed, constructed and operated.
National targets for carbon emission reductions and the drive for buildings that are ‘low carbon’ in operation present a huge challenge to the construction industry – a challenge which the steel construction sector is playing a major part in addressing.
Our approach to working towards a more sustainable future is focused on four key areas:
Putting People First
People are at the heart of everything we do. We consider everyone involved at every stage of the construction journey
as each individual plays a vital role in our sustainable development. People are the originators, drivers, producers
and end users of our products, making them an integral part of EOS values.
We are fully committed to meeting our clients’ needs, developing our staff and engaging with our supply chain to
ultimately make a positive impact on the wider community.
Net Zero Carbon Future
Reducing carbon emissions and increasing energy efficiency in both our own operations and the built environment is vital
to helping tackle the impact of global climate change.
Operations continuously strive to lessen our impact on the environment through a reduction in our emissions that affect
climate change. This involves promoting and developing design solutions that minimise energy use in operation and
are climate change resilient. By controlling and influencing our direct and indirect impact through ongoing strategies,
measures and changes across all of our own activities, we aim to be Carbon Neutral by 2025.
Embracing Natural Resources
The global consumption of natural resources is sending us into an environmental crisis that is directly affecting our
worldwide economies. Through our work, we continue to make better use of our resources by participating in ongoing
research and smart thinking. Taking into consideration technology, materials and waste minimisation; our projects
have a positive impact on the natural environment.
There are various actions that we take in order to create a sustainable future, these include: designing to achieve the
best outcomes for recycling, reusing and reducing the amount of materials we use and controlling the amount
of waste we generate while constantly looking for ways to improve our performance.
Business That Cares
As a prominent business within the built environment sector, we recognise that we have a key role to play in influencing
the whole of our industry and the wider community – including Government and business in general – to adopt
more sustainable policies, working practices and technologies. Our organisation embraces and applies best
practice principles in all of our activities to meet and even exceed legislative requirements. We do this by setting clear
strategies and ensuring accessible and transparent reporting structures. We continue to collaborate with external
organisations to ensure that together we address the key areas of sustainability. Our aim is to help contribute as much
as we can to assist in sustainable development, both within the manufacturing and construction sectors and beyond.
To read our Sustainability Policy click here