Our journey to net zero carbon
We are passionate about our sustainability journey and reaching Net Zero Carbon by 2040.
We recognise the need to change the way we engage with our people, consume energy and work within local communities to be sustainable for the future. Using innovative technologies and cleaner fuel, supported by investing in driving behavioural change, helps us to achieve our sustainability goals.
We are proud to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and 17 (partnerships for the goals).
We want our people to work in the best environment possible, where they are empowered to make a positive impact which will better themselves and our industry.
We have invested into a new people experience system that has transformed our business. It enables us to make data driven and
informed decisions around people and culture, to ensure we remain an agile, inclusive and high performing business.
We are signatories of the Building Mental Health Charter, as part of our commitment to improving mental health awareness and support in the workplace.
We are committed to creating a more environmentally friendly workspace. We’ve introduced several improvements to minimise our
impact on the planet:
We proudly invest in our teams, and their personal growth and development.
We invest time delivering Eco Driver training, to ensure our operators are using the machines in the most sustainable way, covering how to get the most out of each machine, lowering emissions and fuel consumption.
This scheme encourages our drivers to work more sustainably by rewarding them for the most improved MPG, the best MPG, zero infringements and best practice.
We are proud to work with Lynch on several community engagement projects across the HS2 Project. Lynch have shown that they are willing to take on a challenge - whether it be bringing a lorry and driver into a school for a road safety event, turning an old bus into an overflow classroom or donating equipment to a local environmental centre. This is the positive engagement we need to be a valuable part of the communities where we work.
Lynch Plant were given their highly commended award as Environmental Partner of the Year for their efforts to trial Alternative Fuels (HVO) on our projects; taking a lead on reducing emissions through sustainable, renewable fuel transition, and mirroring our own plans to reduce fossil fuel reliance as we drive towards Net-Zero.
Reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality are central to SCS sustainability targets. Lynch’s innovative telematics reporting systems and behavioural training are helping SCS achieve these targets
In 2020 we launched our machine control division. Machine Control uses GPS technology to provide site and the Operator with instant feedback, which leads to greater accuracy and fewer machine hours. The reduced need for rework drives down fuel consumption and reduces carbon emissions.
Our telematics team have championed the importance of sharing data, data transparency, with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions, increase site productivity, increase site safety and reducing costs.
We run HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) fuel in our Scania 8 Wheel Tipper lorries. HVO fuel comes from 100% renewable sources and reduces emissions by up to 90% compared to standard diesel. Find out more about our use of HVO Fuel.
Our machines can be provided with bio-oil, which is non-hazardous if spilled, and safer for the environment. Find out more about how this was used to protect marine life and listed buildings in our Dawlish case study.
We strive to work sustainably and responsibly, ensuring we are doing the very best for our customers, whilst having a positive impact on the communities we work in.
We worked as part of the Plant & Aid Alliance to donate to presents to Ukrainian children. We collected over 1500 presents, all donated by our staff, families, suppliers, customers, local businesses and schools. We also purchased additional hats, gloves and scarves to send out with the presents. Find out more.
We helped the Iver Environmental Centre to create a new wildflower meadow, donating the plant equipment required to move top-soils. The centre is an important part of the local community, facilitating education and work experience for young people, and helping local people reconnect with nature.
Find out more here.
In collaboration with Costain-Skanska Joint Venture (CSjv), we converted a decommissioned 2003 Volvo Plaxton bus into a fully kitted out overflow classroom for Old Oak Primary School. Read more about this here.
We support local schools to provide careers events, demonstrations and question and answer sessions with pupils. This helps us to inspire young people and give information about a career in Construction.
We donated a much-needed van to The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation, allowing them to transport all their food for distribution to the most vulnerable. This includes local schools and community mental health centres.
Find out more here.
Exchanging Places events help to give cyclists a first-hand experience of the limited visibility inside the lorry cab, and education around the highway code and red lights. We supported the Met Police and City of London Police in creating a safer environment on busy and congested roads, including demonstrations at St Paul’s, Westminster Abbey, and Camberwell Bus Garage.
We provided Operated Plant to build the much-needed temporary access road for the Step-by-Step special school’s big build project. Step by Step is a school for children with autism, which provides 1:1 support. The school is a registered charity and relies heavily on generous contributions from friends, families, and local companies to continue making a difference to the lives of children and young people with autism.
Find out more here.
We are proud to work to a greener construction industry and working collaboratively with our customers helps us to do this.
Recognising our continued efforts in reducing fuel consumption and emissions on-site with Hybrid Dozers and Excavators.
Recognising our use of HVO fuel in our fleet of Tipper Lorries, which helps us to reduce our carbon emissions and to date has saved the equivalent of 9 flights to Sydney.
Recognising our continued efforts to support the health and wellbeing of our team, our customers and the wider communities.
Recognising the work we have done to develop our Eco Driver programme and reduce our customer's carbon emissions onsite.
Lighthouse Club Construction Industry Charity – Charity Partners of the Year
ISO14001 – Environmental Management Systems
Corporate Social Responsibility – Gold Accreditation
Supply Chain Sustainability School – Gold Member
Plant Charter – One of the first signatories
FORS – Gold for four consecutive years
Head of HSQE, Sustainability & Supply Chain
Project Management Services (Sustainability)