Sustainability Report 2014

As we celebrate our 25th year of business, we continue to aspire to be a force for good, a force for change and a force to be reckoned with. We recognise our responsibility as custodians of a business that contributes to society in many different ways and we remain committed to being relevant and significant in an exciting and fast-changing world. Our purpose is clear – shaping a more sustainable world. It describes the work we do today, and guides our decision-making for tomorrow. To deliver on this purpose our business needs to continually innovate and invest, and also to make choices aligned with our values.

From our earliest days, sustainability has been at the heart of our business. And as a business, we know that sustainability efforts are themselves only sustainable when they help our enterprise grow and prosper. Indeed, we believe this work must be not only integral to our mission but also inspire others, create value and make a difference. We know that we don’t have all the answers or indeed, all the know-how. On the contrary, we believe that in a world of great challenges and even greater opportunities, we must work side by side with our clients and collaborators. Working together, we can unlock the power of collaborative thinking, making a much greater collective impact than any one organisation or even sector could hope to achieve alone.

2014 saw our full adoption and certification under ISO 14001 which is a very satisfying outcome to the hard work by many enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues. 2014 also saw a dramatic increase in the demand for our expert consultancy services from all parts of the world. I am optimistic that 2015, our 25th Anniversary year will increase this range still further as our newest offices in the Middle East, Asia and Australia become established and deliver our services to a wider market. We will endeavour to do this as sustainably as possible, ensuring that our carbon impacts are not only managed but offset.

Read individual articles here:

Healthy buildings
Raising the bar for sustainable projects around the world
Understanding the market in Australia
Collaborating with the Thai Green Building Institute
Singapore, our new base in Asia
East meets west in Scotland
Cementing our Middle East foundations in Qatar
Base zero lighting design
Lux Lighting Awards 2014: office and workplace project of the year
Sustainability implementation plans

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