We care about our environment and the communities where we operate. Our long-term sustainability ambition is to be a business that has an overall positive impact on society and the environment by 2050. 

We understand that global collaboration is key to addressing the climate crisis, so we have set a series of targets across our businesses. 

As part of Royal BAM Group, we have committed to reduce global CO2 intensity by 50% by 2030, in a target approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). We were one of the first contractors to have an approved science based target.

At BAM Construct UK, we have also set our own further commitments. We have signed up to the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment, were we commit to only occupy and develop net zero carbon buildings by 2030, and embedding net-zero into our business strategy going forward.

For BAM, investing in sustainability is ultimately good for growth: both our own and that of the economy more widely.
You can read more about our net zero carbon by 2030 commitment here 

24% Reduction Reduction in construction waste since 2015
60% CO2e CO2e reductionsince 2008
92% Waste Waste diverted from landfill
9,666 Volunteering Volunteering time provided to community projects


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Climate positive

By 2050 we want to have a Net positive impact on the climate. We will work towards this goal by reducing our own carbon emissions and helping others to reduce theirs.

Climate Positive-Doing new things


Resource positive

We are always looking for ways to reduce waste – eliminating waste over the life cycle of developments by the way we design, build and operate buildings. We will focus on preserving raw materials and resources over the life cycle of buildings and deliver projects using safe, healthy and natural materials.


Resource Positive-Doing new things

People positive

We want to create lasting legacies and demonstrate the positive economic and social impact that’s possible through our projects. This means making a difference to the lives of people we come into contact with above and beyond business as usual. To start, we want to enhance the lives of one million people by 2020, through providing opportunities for education and employment and through engaging with community groups and charities. Longer term, we will focus on generating positive social and economic value.


People Positive-Doing better things




You can download our 2019 sustainability report here, but here’s a brief snapshot of our achievements…




Sustainability report

Download our 2019 sustainability report here

Sustainability report


Jesse Putzel Jesse Putzel Head of Sustainability 01442 238300
Alison Guscott Alison Guscott Sustainability Advisor 01442 238300
Dr Hardip Mann Dr Hardip Mann Senior Sustainability Advisor
Beth Kidd Beth Kidd Community Engagement Co-ordinator 01442 238300
Julia Messenger Julia Messenger Sustainability Advisor 01442 238300
Kris Karslake Kris Karslake Sustainability Manager 01442 238300