Our approach to sustainability at CALA has undergone a dramatic transformation. The impact of the construction sector on fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a growing area of concern for our customers, our staff and our Board. Polling from Ipsos MORI shows that 85% of Britons are now concerned about climate change, with the majority (52%) very concerned. This is why in 2020 we set out to define CALA’s commitment to running the business in a responsible and sustainable way, and to empower our employees to own this as part of our culture.
As part of CALA’s Five Year Plan ‘Sustainability’ is now one of our six strategic pillars, with the ambition to “operate the business to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs”. This includes commitments to help fight the effects of climate change on our planet by:
Within our Sustainability Strategy, we have three key focus areas:
Through the creation of a Sustainability Steering Group and a network of working groups and ‘Green Teams’ across our business, CALA is laying the groundwork for a sustainable future - we want CALA to be a place to be proud of – for our customers and our colleagues.