“Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”
Construction and facilities management projects can have a significant impact on life on land and biodiversity.
Our aim is to proactively manage ecological issues on projects, and it is part of our strategy to always protect and enhance biodiversity.
Consistently on major projects, we commission specialist ecologists to assess areas of concern, recommend bespoke management practices, plan mitigating actions where habitat loss is unavoidable, and to coordinate the plantation of species in landscaped areas to reflect local native flora and fauna.
Examples of our proactive approach include the establishment of a Whooper Swan Working Group, the installation of swift boxes and the construction of tern rafts for sea birds.
Ultimately, we have the power to improve biodiversity on our sites and the surrounding areas – contributing a biodiversity net gain.