Kier in Boston enters BITC Environment Index for first time
Published by Rebecca Jackson for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities
Kier in Boston
Kier in Boston is celebrating after being awarded High Scoring New Entrant in the BITC 2013 East of England Environmental Index.
The company employs over 80 people throughout the region carrying out repairs and maintenance on approximately 9,000 homes in Boston, Lincoln, Grimsby and Nottingham. Around 15,000 repairs are completed each year over a 4,500 square mile area, 2,000 of which are emergencies.
The company is wholly committed to sustainability and recently underwent a project to develop a strategy of environmentally friendly work practices and cultural change, analysing data including fuel costs, mileage and productivity to embed efficiencies, avoid duplication and unnecessary journeys and reduce carbon footprint.
This hard work has paid off with High Scoring New Entrant recognition from the BITC Environmental Index, which enables businesses to measure and benchmark their environmental management and performance. The index assesses integration of strategy, environmental management and performance in reducing negative impacts. Kier in Boston achieved a maximum score in 12 out of 19 categories in the assessment with an overall mark of 72% Bronze performer. Kier’s top performing categories include engagement with employees, supply chain and stakeholders, policy, reporting and risk management.
Kier senior operations manager, Heidi Thompson, said: “Kier in Boston covers a vast geographical area and the nature of our business means it is vital that we meet our environmental responsibilities. We are very proud to be recognised as a High Scoring New Entrant in the BITC 2013 East of England Environmental Index, which proves that we take our responsibilities very seriously.”