HE Simm Group – one of the UK’s leading engineering and services businesses – has issued its first sustainability report for its Group of companies.
This report outlines the company’s progress in 2021/22 in relation to five key areas of focus: carbon, waste and resource efficiency, air quality and wellbeing, people, and community.
It provides an overview of targets and objectives, actions taken, milestones reached, and plans for the year ahead in line with the company’s 2030 sustainability targets.
Highlights have ranged from completing the first M&E waste case study in the industry, to rolling out fantastic community activities on projects across the country.
A robust framework has been put in place internally, including a Sustainability Governance Group, Sustainability Working Group, plus working groups for each of five focus areas. Externally, the company is being guided in its endeavours by The Sustainability Supply Chain School.
Gareth Simm, Chief Executive Officer, comments: Our colleagues have worked tirelessly – both individually and collaboratively – to plan, prioritise and act. Their achievements in such a short space of time have been remarkable.
“As an engineering and services organisation, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to help shape a better future through the decisions and choices we make. We have already made great progress towards doing this and I am excited to see what lies ahead on our journey to a better future.”
Marcus Wallis, Managing Director for the company’s Engineering division in the South and the Executive champion of the sustainability strategy, adds: “This annual report marks a major step forward in our journey towards creating a more sustainable future for our colleagues, supply chain, customers and communities.
“We have set ourselves direct, ambitious targets for sustainability and, in the year to come, we will be stepping up the pace of change and action in relation to these. If we are to achieve our 2030 goals we need to make sustainability business as usual, embedding it within all processes, projects and decisions.”