Environmental Sustainability Plan

Our 2023 environmental and sustainability report
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How do we create tomorrow together, sustainably?

The built environment sector generates over 30%* of the UK’s waste, 25% of its carbon emissions, and has a significant impact on biodiversity that is yet to be fully quantified.

So how do we develop our business to achieve our sustainable, trusted and progressive goals, while keeping sustainability at the heart of what we do?

*excluding excavation waste

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We’re committed to being a net zero carbon operator, and our environmental sustainability plan sets out how we plan to achieve this.

It’s an evolution of the environmental ambitions we set out in 2020, and is designed to help us galvanise around our short-term targets. This ensures we can make real, measurable progress whilst having an eye on key long-term targets that we also need to achieve.

Together with our supply chain, we are transforming our company to become a net zero carbon organisation by 2045.”
Eoghan O’Lionaird - Chief Executive

Eoghan O’Lionaird

Chief Executive, Wates Group