Sustainability

Multiplex becomes the first construction company in Canada to commit to the Science Based Targets initiative

Multiplex becomes the first construction company in Canada to commit to the Science Based Targets initiative

Multiplex has submitted a letter committing its Canadian operations to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This makes it the first construction company – and tenth company from any sector – in Canada to take this important step towards combatting harmful climate change.

The SBTi encourages companies world-wide to transition to a low-carbon economy by helping them set science-based greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Canada is the third Multiplex region to join the SBTi’s ‘Companies Taking Action’ list. It joins Multiplex’s European and Middle Eastern operations, both of which have already committed their targets and are taking science-based action.

Multiplex Positive Impact report highlights vision of higher sustainability performance in construction

Multiplex Positive Impact report highlights vision of higher sustainability performance in construction

Today Multiplex published its 2018 Positive Impact report, highlighting the ways in which it is responding to key global environmental, health and welfare concerns.

The report covers Multiplex’s European operations, which in 2018 employed 920 people across 19 projects and accounted for a supply chain spend of £800 million. It details Multiplex’s progress and achievements over the last 12 months in the context of its core business principle, Positive Impact, which was also launched in 2018. This marks a shift in focus from harm reduction to the ‘net positive’ concept of creating positive impacts – for people, the environment and the communities where they operate.

Dr Eva Gkenakou, Sustainability Director at Multiplex, said: “Positive Impact reflects the sense of purpose throughout Multiplex to focus on areas where we can make the greatest impacts. We are responsible for some of the largest, most complex and advanced structures in the world, so we understand the need for greater engagement across stakeholder groups and are ambitious to lead on science-based, evidence-backed, cultural and behavioural change.”

The Positive Impact report breaks down how Multiplex is working to address macro challenges and the different forces shaping the world today.