Sewell Construction champion responsible business behaviours

Sewell Construction has committed to the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Pledge, further solidifying its dedication in playing its part in tackling the climate emergency.

The pledge requires organisations to adhere to the four principles of strong leadership, an engaged workforce, engaged stakeholders, and fairness and inclusion, which all form part of a wider sustainability agenda; a journey Sewell Construction is currently on.

Mark Boothby, Joint Managing Director for Sewell Construction said;

“As a member of the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission, signing the pledge was a natural choice. We would highly recommend other businesses and organisations to make the same commitment so we can collectively tackle climate change in the industries we work.

“Sustainability is woven into the fabric of what we do on a day-to-day basis, and as a Group we track our goals through our Sewell Compass which focuses on People, Planet, Places and Performance. It’s something we embed within the team, and it’s all about making a meaningful difference for our people, our customers, the communities in which we work, and our planet.

“It all starts from within, and our people are the driving force behind this, coming up with new and innovative ways to make strides towards a more sustainable future. Whether that be in utilising the latest technologies, community impact projects and student engagement, support for the Armed Forces service leavers or investing in or graduates, apprenticeships, trainees, and work experience placements in support of the local economy.

“We’re also extremely humbled to have been recognised externally for our efforts too. Two of our projects have recently won three awards at the Considerate Constructors Leading Lights Awards in Mental Health for West Hull Health Hub, and Equality, Diversion, and Inclusion for Hull’s first purpose-built base for children with autism, Broadacre Primary School. Broadacre was also the overall winner in the Site Award Workforce Category.

“These awards are the cherry on top of the cake in recognising what we do as a business, and that our team really does go the extra mile to make a meaningful difference in the communities we serve.”

The pledge asks organisations to make the commitment to;

– Become ‘climate ready’ – adapting to the changing climate, becoming resilient to future impacts

– Reduce carbon emissions, with the goal of reaching ‘net zero’

– Enhance nature and biodiversity

– Help promote a fair transition that leaves no one and nowhere behind