Sustainability

At Forkers, our commitment to sustainability is ingrained in the very core of our operations. As a leading civil engineering company in the midlands, we recognize the profound impact our industry can have on the environment. That's why we are dedicated to implementing sustainable practices at every stage of our projects. From embracing innovative technologies to minimize carbon footprints to fostering a culture of environmental responsibility among our team, sustainability is not just a goal – it's a company core value. We continually strive to balance progress with planet-friendly practices, ensuring that our legacy is one of responsible construction and a greener, more sustainable future.

Our Commitment

Through the Science-based Target Initiative, we have set a science-based target to drive carbon reduction across the business. Aiming to reduce scope 1 carbon emissions by 42% by 2023 from a 2022 baseline and begin monitoring scope 3 emissions. In line with the latest climate science, this target drives carbon reduction across the business.  As a silver EcoVadis rated business, we are always striving to improve our ethical and procurement practices to benefit our supply chain and our employees, alongside our environmental and carbon reduction commitments.


EnvironmentSocial ValueOur Business

We recognise the urgent need to address climate change and reduce our carbon footprint.

Carbon Emission Reduction: We have set an ambitious science-based target to reduce our Scope 1 carbon emissions by 42% by 2030. This target aligns with the latest climate science and demonstrates our commitment to combatting climate change.

Energy Efficiency: We have implemented energy-saving measures across our operations, reducing idling of plant and vehicles using tracking technologies and ensuring our head office is equipped with 100% LED lighting

Waste Management: We have implemented an effective waste monitoring system to improve understanding of our waste streams. This will enable us to identify opportunities to minimise waste generation and promote recycling and reuse. Our aim is to reduce waste sent to landfills and contribute to a circular economy.


              

We believe in fostering a positive social impact within our company and the communities we serve.

Equal Opportunities: We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals, irrespective of their race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. We promote a culture of inclusivity and diversity, valuing the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our organisation.

Employee Well-being: We prioritise the health, safety, and well-being of our employees. We provide a safe and inclusive work environment, offer training and development opportunities, and promote  a healthy work-life balance.

Community Engagement: We actively engage with the communities in which we operate. Through volunteering, supporting local initiatives, and collaborating with community organisations, we strive to make a positive difference.

Stakeholder Collaboration: We value open and transparent communication with our stakeholders. By actively engaging with our clients, suppliers, and partners, we aim to create shared value and sustainable outcomes.

Sustainable business practices are essential for our long-term success.

Innovation and Research: We invest in research and development to explore innovative and sustainable solutions. Our experienced team are working on reducing emissions across the business, reducing embodied carbon within our supply chain to the electrification of our plant and fleet!

Supply Chain Management: We collaborate with environmentally responsible suppliers and encourage sustainable practices throughout our supply chain. Together, we strive to reduce the environmental impact associated with our operations.

Responsible Governance: Transparency, accountability, and compliance with environmental  laws and sector sustainability regulations are central to our business operations.


                   







Our science-based target has been approved by the Science Based Target Initiative, to reducing our direct and indirect emissions. This target aligns with the latest climate science and demonstrates our commitment to combatting climate change. 


‘Our company commits to reduce absolute scope 1 emissions by 42% by 2030 from a 2022 base year, to maintain zero scope 2 emissions through 2030, and to measure and reduce its scope 3 emissions’


Our carbon reduction plan and sustainability strategy lay out our current and future emissions reduction initiatives and how Forkers plan to implement these on our journey to NetZero. Our science-based target is ambitious and keeps us accountable, providing the drive not only for Forkers’ needs, but those which our industry needs to drive sustainable development.


Sustainability Strategy  


  • ISO 9001, 14001, 45001
  • Investors in People
  • Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor database) and ‘Verify’ audit
  • Achilles Building Confidence
  • Member of CECA Midlands Region The Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • CHAS Contractors Health & Safety Scheme
  • Construction-line
  • Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme
  • SAFEcontractor
  • Member of the BDA British Drilling Association
  • Social Mobility Pledge
  • Women into Construction
  • Real Living Wage
  • Science Based Target Initiative