We care about our environment and the communities where we operate. For BAM, investing in sustainability is ultimately good for growth: both our own growth and that of the economy more widely.

Our long-term sustainability ambition is to be a business that has an overall positive impact on society by 2050. For BAM, our Net positive approach will be achieved through balancing different areas of impact across three key themes, in a strategy that’s helping us move away from the past focus of doing ‘less bad’, towards doing ‘more good’.

24% Reduction Reduction in construction waste since 2015
60% CO2e CO2e reductionsince 2008
92% Waste Waste diverted from landfill
9,666 Volunteerting Volunteerting 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