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Why: As an energy intensive manufacturer, the principal driver for sustainable change is the mitigation of climate change through carbon reduction. With 11% of global carbon emissions attributed to construction products and processes our responsibilities are clear. Focusing on operational efficiency, estate renewal, alternative fuels and new technology we will significantly reduce our impacts.
Carbon reduction: Reduce absolute Carbon (Scope 1 and 2) by 40% against 2019 baseline.
Biodiversity net gain: Achieve Biodiversity Net Gain across our estate using Biodiversity Metric 2.0.
Water efficiency: Reduce mains water use by 25% per tonne of production against a 2019 baseline.
Why: To attract and nurture the talent and skills our industry needs for the future – fundamental changes are required in the sector and our own business. Supporting equality through inclusivity, engagement and opportunity will help ensure we have the right people for a sustainable future.
Health, safety & wellbeing: Ensure all our employees can be at their best more of the time through our health, safety and wellbeing strategies.
Inspiring futures: Provide development and growth for all, with every employee developing their skills annually and 10% in Earn and Learn positions.
Employee experience: Increase female senior leadership representation to 40% by 2027 as part of our proactive approach to diversity and inclusion.
Why: Challenges remain in the built environment around the whole life impact of materials. To lead in our sector, our core offer will evolve, delivering lower embodied carbon products with full data transparency, enabling informed decision making in the market. As our sector transforms our Ibstock Futures Division will focus on the development of new technologies, products and solutions to support the growth in sustainability and more modern methods of construction (MMC).
Product innovation: Achieve 20% sales turnover from new products and solutions that deliver customer value and improved sustainability.
Circular economy: Embed circular economy principles into the business, prioritising zero waste and driving demand for secondary materials markets.
Dematerialisation: Reduce raw materials consumption with a focus on plastics, secondary aggregate and cementitious replacements.