Environment

Core Value - Environment

Overview

We believe that our business and projects should have a positive impact on the world around us.

That’s why we’re committed to reducing environmental harm through sustainable business practices, which not only support our supply chain but assist our clients in achieving their own sustainability targets too.

Whole life carbon

Benniman has worked with Planet Mark, a sustainability certification and net zero provider, since 2015. It has enabled us to reduce our carbon footprint arising from Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and given us substantial benchmarks to work towards in the future. We have also gained vast experience in delivering BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ on our construction projects, delivering net zero carbon buildings and supporting our clients in achieving their own whole life carbon targets.

Sustainable construction

We cannot achieve our sustainable goals without close collaboration with our clients. Together we consider the whole life impact of the materials we use for each construction project and select the most appropriate renewable and/or recyclable materials (i.e. low carbon). We also work in close partnership with our supply chain to develop innovative methods of construction and reduce the impact of transporting materials to site.

Supporting our supply chain

Our trusted network of supply chain partners is committed to taking the necessary steps towards reducing environmental harm, but we know that many do not currently have the knowledge or resources to do so. Our supply chain selection process allows us to identify those contractors that require additional support in achieving the required level of environmental performance. We encourage and assist them in gaining relevant accreditations that reduce the environmental risk on our projects.

Leading environmental governance

We believe that our sector can only make a positive environmental impact by improving best practice and taking measurable action. That’s why we’re both ISO 14001:2015 accredited and Planet Mark certified. We remain committed to meeting exacting standards that help improve our local communities and the world around us.

Sectors

We distil more than 55 years of construction expertise into every project we deliver. Our diverse portfolio spans multiple sectors, including industrial and logistics, infrastructure, offices, primary care, retail, and fit out.