Sustainability…the Ibstock Way
We are at the next stage in our sustainability journey and as part this we have set out our priorities which communicates clear targets and ambitions for our business – each of which falls under one of our core objective areas: Customers and suppliers, Environment, People and Communities.
Customers and suppliers
Striving to improve sustainability through partnership, collaboration and innovation.
- Establish a culture of sustainable innovation
- Build value through collaboration
- Deliver customer excellence
Improving the environmental performance of our products and operations.
- Protect and improve the natural environment
- Improve resource efficiency
- Optimise production efficiency
- Facilitate continuous improvement
Build a safe, healthy and happy workplace where our people can reach their full potential.
- Implement zero harm philosophy
- Promote workplace health and wellbeing
- Retaining and nurturing talent
- Promote social inclusion and diversity
Make a positive contribution to the communities around us; and support the most vulnerable in society.
- Build long-term local relationships
- Inspire future generations
- Connect communities and develop place-making
Sustainability Roadmap 2025
Implementing our Sustainability Roadmap requires us all to work together. This needs ownership from the very top of the organisation as well as every employee feeling able to contribute. Joe Hudson, CEO, is the main sponsor for the Sustainability Roadmap at plc Board and Executive Leadership level. Sustainability will be a regular item on the plc Board agenda.
Our work in sustainability is underpinned by our Code of Business Conduct and Modern Slavery Statement. Applying the principles within our Code of Business Conduct ensures that all our business is conducted to the highest standards of integrity and business ethics.
Every level within the business will be expected to integrate our sustainability ambitions into their work. Much of this is already happening and during 2019 we will build on the consistency and measurement of the actions we take. With the new appointment Michael McGowan and Emily Landsborough as Sustainability Manager and Sustainability Advisor, respectively, we now have the knowledge and support in place to increase the pace of this integration. In 2019 we established a Sustainability Board and an internal Sustainability Working Group. These systems bring insight, inspiration and scrutiny into the business and enable us to respond to external challenges, as well as reviewing and monitoring progress against the Sustainability Roadmap to 2025.
Our Sustainability Roadmap is core to our business operations and values, we have identified ten targets under our four priority areas. View the our 2018 Sustainability Report for full details.
Building long term relations
As a business we are committed to making a positive contribution to the communities around us and we are extremely proud of our partnership with Shelter. We will work with Shelter to raise awareness and vital funds to support people who are experiencing homelessness.
I passionately believe that in 21st Century Britain, everybody should have a warm and secure place to live. Together with Shelter – an organisation that shares our values and purpose – all of us can play our own part in making this a reality”
Chief Executive Officer
There are a number of standards operated throughout the business which include environmental, energy and quality.
These provide a consistent set of procedures which are regularly reviewed and updated to identify ways in which they can be made more effective.
BREEAM, BRE Green Guide and BES 6001
BREEAM is an environmental assessment method by which new buildings are assessed against set criteria providing an overall score. Materials for these assessments are sourced through information obtained from BRE’s “Green Guide”. External wall specifications, when assessed in conjunction with this guide, are given a points rating from “A+” to “E”. All brick cladding specifications listed in the Green Guide achieve the highest (A+) rating. Being certified under BES 6001 demonstrates compliance with a recognised responsible sourcing scheme which is certified through a third party and which is supported by UKCG members and who give preference to procuring products demonstrating such compliance.