Our 2020 strategy and key issues

In a competitive marketplace during challenging economic times, we believe that our leadership in sustainability will give us a competitive edge.

For us, becoming a more sustainable business goes hand in hand with becoming a more successful business. In 2012, we increased the momentum of our 2020 sustainability strategy, launched in 2011. This strategy is based around six positive outcomes, which will help us make our sustainability vision a reality.

Building a successful business

Through our sector leadership and role in creating a more sustainable economy, we will increase shareholder value.

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Enabling low-carbon economies

Our services will help Carillion’s customers work towards carbon neutrality, so together we become the lowest-carbon producers in our respective sectors.

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Protecting the environment

We will work with our customers and suppliers to be best in class in reducing waste, managing use of water and raw materials, and protecting biodiversity wherever we operate.

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Supporting sustainable communities

Our leadership in creating employment and skills opportunities, coupled with our understanding of the needs of our communities, will ensure we have a significant and positive contribution everywhere we work.

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Providing better prospects for our people

We will maximise the prospects of our people by offering opportunities for continual learning and development, and create safe, healthy places to work.

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Leading the way in our sector

We will be recognised as the benchmark in sustainability and innovation, in turn driving demand as the service provider of choice for customers.

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Carillion’s 2020 sustainability strategy is an integral part of our corporate strategy to deliver sustainable, profitable growth through:

  • growing support services, Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects and international businesses
  • developing and marketing value-for-money, integrated solutions, tailored to our customers' needs
  • maintaining a high-quality and selective construction services capability, focused on delivering integrated solutions for PPP projects and our support services customers.

Our sustainability performance contributes directly to our ability to deliver our strategy, for example by enabling us to win and retain more contracts, attracting and retaining the best people, enhancing our reputation in the marketplace and among our stakeholders, reducing operating costs and risk and maintaining our licence to operate.

In 2012, we reduced our energy costs by a net £10 million through identifying and reducing carbon in key priority areas.

Abu Dhabi

New York University

Six positive outcomes in practice

The New York University contract in Abu Dhabi is a leading example of our sustainability strategy in practice. The Al Futtaim Carillion team on site is working to embed our six positive outcomes throughout the project lifecycle, from implementing more sustainable construction methods to being a good neighbour to local communities.

In recognition of their innovation, the team was a finalist in the S Factor for implementing:

  • a system for monitoring energy, water and fuel use
  • 36 different training options for staff and operatives
  • the first project in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to use recycled concrete
  • a car pool scheme for staff, saving 32,450km in just one week
  • over 4,000 hours in community engagement and involvement.

£10 millionCoins

saved (net) through carbon reduction measures as part of our 2020 sustainability strategy

“Sustainability means making tomorrow a better place for our people, customers, suppliers, local communities, and investors. We are delighted with the progress we made in 2012 to deliver our 2020 strategy in line with our business plans.”Adam Green, Managing Director, Construction Services

Adam Green


Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2012, Al Futtaim Carillion

“Al Futtaim Carillion serves as one of the finest examples of creating shared value and benefiting from the business case of sustainability. There is a wealth of best practices to learn from Carillion and its vibrant team.”Habiba Al Marashi, President, Arabia CSR Network; President, UN Global Compact Network – GCC States

Habiba Al Marashi
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