Our sustainability story

We are proud that we have continued to make progress on our sustainability journey. Click on the boxes below to follow the path we have taken over 18 years.

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2012
Car

2012

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  • Awarded Platinum Big Tick in BITC’s Corporate Responsibility Index
  • Launched a major stakeholder engagement initiative, Sustainability Talk & News (STN)
  • Launched an investment committee to drive research and innovation opportunities
  • Became key partners in the UK Government’s Green Deal and a Gold Leaf Member of the UK Green Building Council
  • 21 contracts achieved BREEAM certification: 18 Very Good and 3 Excellent
  • In the Middle East and North Africa, won the Arabia CSR Award and the Construction Week Sustainability Award for the second year, in addition to being highly commended in the CSR Award category
  • Installed cutting-edge fuel-saving technologies and a driver behaviour initiative across UK and Canada commercial vehicle fleet
  • Recruited 492 people through our UK Jobcentre Plus partnership
  • Celebrated our 500th work placement and 200th job outcome through the Business Action on Homelessness partnership, becoming the largest-scale corporate delivery partner in the UK
  • Commenced the installation of solar panels at our head office in Dubai
  • 1,000 apprentices gained NVQs in our sector-leading programme. Deepened our thought leadership on this issue contributing to policy debate
2011

2011

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  • Launched our 2020 sustainability strategy
  • Acquired Eaga plc
  • One of only 15 companies featured in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies top 60 list every year since its foundation in 2008
  • Featured in the FTSE 350 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the first time
  • Carillion UK achieved the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) accreditation
  • Provided 148 placements under the Business Action on Homelessness programme – the largest number of placements across UK companies
  • In the Middle East and North Africa we won the Construction Week awards for CSR Initiative of the Year and Construction Sustainability Initiatives of the Year, and the Arabia CSR Award in the large company category
  • Highly commended in the Building Public Trust Awards under the category Sustainability Reporting in the FTSE 250
2010
Butterflies

2010

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  • Received the Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice for the third year running
  • Started working with Defence Career Partnering to employ service personnel
  • Participated in WWF’s Earth Hour for the first time
  • Established a Sustainability Committee in Carillion Canada
  • Celebrated 10 years of working with the UK Wildlife Trusts
  • Provided 111 Business Action on Homelessness placements
  • Our joinery workshop in Oman achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification
  • In the Middle East and North Africa we won the Construction Week CSR Award
  • Developed our new 2020 sustainability strategy
2009

2009

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  • 100% UK and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) businesses accredited to ISO 14001
  • Launched major carbon reduction programme across the Group
  • Achieved Platinum status in BITC’s Corporate Responsibility Index
  • Carillion MENA won the Roads and Transport Authority Award for Sustainable Transport
  • Signed the UK WRAP Halving Waste to Landfill commitment
  • Submitted our first full response to the Carbon Disclosure Project
2008
Trophy

2008

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  • Acquired Alfred McAlpine plc
  • Top of sector in BITC Corporate Responsibility Index for second year running
  • Received The Sunday Times Best Green Companies award for large and medium-sized companies with high environmental impact
  • The FTSE and Dow Jones indices changed Carillion’s Industry Benchmark Classification from construction to support services
  • Signed up to the Ministry of Defence’s Sustainable Procurement Charter for the first time
2007

2007

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  • In top 20 most ethical UK firms, The Observer’s Good Company Guide
  • Sustainability strategy wins two top Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards
  • First in sector to sign up to a UK Government scheme for the long-term unemployed
  • Calculated our first carbon footprint
2006
House

2006

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  • Sustainability in action: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • Acquired Mowlem plc
  • Set up Sustainability Excellence Model
  • Partnership with Business Action on Homelessness
  • Sustainable procurement: Flexible Framework adopted
2005

2005

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  • Tsunami response: patron of Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief
2004
Speechbubble

2004

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  • Set up Community Policy and Community Engagement Strategy
2003

2003

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  • BITC Company of the Year
  • Held our first Annual Sustainability Week
  • 95% of UK business ISO 14001 accredited
  • Winner of BITC Impact on Society Award
2002
Sun

2002

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  • Sustainability in action: Great Western Hospital, Swindon
  • Established Sustainability Strategy Model
  • Joined Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) PerCent club, dedicating over 1% of profits to charitable and community causes
  • Established our first strategy sun diagram
  • Top of sector in BITC Corporate Responsibility Index
  • Set up stakeholder dialogue process
2001

2001

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  • Created our first Sustainability Policy
  • Carillion Natural Habitats Fund established with The Wildlife Trusts
  • First in sector to join the FTSE4Good Index for ethical investment
1999
Left Right Signs

1999

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  • Carillion demerged from Tarmac
1998*

1998*

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  • Established partnerships with The Natural Step
1997*
Trees

1997*

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  • Joined the WWF-UK Timber Group
1995*

1995*

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  • Set up Independent Advisory Panel
  • Created our first Environment Policy
  • Established our first Environmental Management System
  • Published our first Environment Report
1994*
Lollypop Man

1994*

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  • Environmental opposition to M3 extension through Twyford Down
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A year into our 2020 sustainability strategy and we are already seeing encouraging results. We have exceeded targets we set ourselves in every single one of our positive outcomes.

Family Tree
Tree House Butterfly

During the early years of our journey our focus was on our environmental impacts. We partnered with others like The Wildlife Trusts and Business in the Community.

* Before Carillion formed in 1999.

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