We’ve developed our Responsible Business policy, and prioritised key issues within it, through understanding our material issues within the UN Sustainable Development Goals and by addressing how we can ensure the goals are met a local level. The Goals are a series of areas for action across all countries by 2030 and are described by the UN as the ‘blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’.

We focus on three themes: Our People, Our Partners and Our Planet.

Our People

Ensuring Team Robertson are safe, healthy and happy

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce who are treated with respect

Empowering our people by providing them with the best learning opportunities and resources

Our Partners

Engaging communities we work in, creating social value and enabling inclusive growth

Developing and supporting a responsible supply chain

Delivering quality projects, satisfying and supporting our customers

Our Planet

Minimising our carbon footprint, utilities consumption and environmental impact

Minimising our transport emissions and supporting active and sustainable travel options

Driving down our raw resource consumption and maximising reuse and recycling

Our 2030 strategy

Moving forward, all business activity will align with our 2030 vision and ultimately assist the achievement of three key targets, one dedicated to each of our Responsible Business policy themes:

Our People
By 2030 we will have enhanced the lives of 10,000 people, by creating work placements and job opportunities, and by supporting apprenticeships, upskilling and new qualifications.
Our Partners
By 2030 we will have created £1 billion of social value, by enhancing lives and spending locally in the areas where our projects are and with social enterprises, microbusinesses and SMEs.
Our Planet
By 2030 we will move beyond being a carbon neutral business to become ‘climate positive’, generating zero emissions from our offices, commercial fleet and construction sites within our operational control. We will create a net biodiversity gain on our projects and become carbon positive without increasing our offsetting. 

Accreditation, memberships and commitments

As well as our customers and our supply chain, we also work alongside a range of membership, accreditation and industry bodies to help us to remain at the forefront of new and innovative responsible business practices and to benchmark ourselves against others.

Robertson sustainability


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Responsible Business Report 2020

Verification of carbon footprint 2019-20 Robertson statement of carbon neutrality 2019-20


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