Promoting sustainable outcomes

As well as using sustainability indexes to benchmark our Sustainability Strategy and ensure we are being responsible, we also work with and support the following organisations to promote sustainability outcomes in our sector.

In the UK

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
We have supported CIEEM with developing and running professional training courses on Biodiversity Net Gain. We were also involved in developing the first set of good practice principles for Biodiversity Net Gain in the UK, helping to enrich biodiversity as a result of construction works.

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
Balfour Beatty is a member of CECA and participates in all environmental committee meetings. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association is the representative body for organisations who work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure.

Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)
Balfour Beatty is a partner of the CCS. The CCS is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded to raise standards in the construction industry. Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.  

Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA)
Balfour Beatty is member of CIRIA, a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body. We regularly contribute to webinars, workshops, publications and industry standards on topics such as Carbon, the Circular Economy, Biodiversity Net Gain, Archaeology and Sustainable Urban Drainage.

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
We’re represented on IEMA’s Fellows Group and Climate & Energy Steering Group, supporting a range of events and inputting to guidance for practitioners such as its recent Pathway to Net Zero publication. IEMA is the largest environmental professional body, providing environmental practitioners with the knowledge, skills and tools to ensure sound environmental performance delivers real business benefit. It promotes and supports legislative drivers to minimise climate change and often engages with government departments.

Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)
We’ve been involved in developing guidance for a cross industry working group on measuring, sharing and benchmarking carbon impacts.

Infrastructure, Industry and Innovation Partnership (i3P)
Balfour Beatty has been contributing to the i3P Zero Carbon World Community of Practice to overcome the challenges of reducing carbon in the construction sector.

National Social Value Taskforce
We’ve been represented on the National Social Value Taskforce since it was founded in February 2016. The Taskforce was established in order to develop a good practice framework for the integration of the Public Services (Social Value Act) 2012 (‘Act’) into the public sector and business.

Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS)
Balfour Beatty is a partner and gold member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, an industry-led organisation driving the improvement of sustainability skills and knowledge of the built environment supply chain.

Rail Safety Standards Board (RSSB)
As a member of the RSSB, Balfour Beatty chair the Social Value working Group. RSSB supports the rail industry to deliver a better, safer railway. It delivers standards, information and guidance for all aspects of railway operations, as well as health and wellbeing, sustainability, infrastructure and rolling stock asset integrity, customer satisfaction, performance, and safety.

In Hong Kong

Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)
Our 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, is engaged in HKGBC’s Industry Standards and Practices Committee and the Sustainable Development Committee. HKGBC is a non-profit, member led organisation that strives to promote the standards and developments of sustainable buildings in Hong Kong. The HKGBC also aims to raise green building awareness by engaging the public, the industry and the government, and to develop practical solutions for Hong Kong’s unique, subtropical built environment of high-rise, high density urban area, leading Hong Kong to become a world’s exemplar of green building development.

In the US

San Diego Green Building Council
Balfour Beatty is a sponsor of the San Diego Green Building Council, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who works together to inspire, educate and collaborate to create a better world through better buildings.