SUSTAINABILITY MISSION & VISION

 

To create exceptional spaces for present and future generations.

We strive to ensure we put more into society, the environment and the global economy than we take out.

Define ambitious yet achievable targets which will help shape the future of our company and our responsibility to the planet.

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What matters to us?

Collaborate rather than compete.

By listening to our stakeholders, to understand and identify the issues that matter and set challenging, achievable targets.

 Sustainability is the choice of combining long-term strategic thinking with focused short-term action. 

Goals

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Planet

Space aspires go beyond merely minimising harm on the environment to working with our customers and supply chain to provide environmental enhancement and sustainable solutions.

Space implements and maintains an environmental management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 in order to define, measure and control processes and activities that are employed in the execution of the business.

We aim to continually improve the environmental performance of all our activities by proactively developing solutions to minimise environmental impacts during the delivery and life-cycle of contracts.

Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production
Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate action
Sustainable Development Goal 15 - Life on land

reducing carbon emissions

Resource
efficiency/circular economy

protecting the environment & waste management

2030 – long term goals

Achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Achieve 100% circularity and zero waste

Achieve 100% sustainable and ethical supply chain

2024 – medium term goals

Using low carbon solutions and operations

Zero waste

No direct harm to the environment from our operations

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Partnership

Our business principles are based on being customer focused, offering innovative services and employing a highly experienced team. We approach complex large-scale problems of our clients with the principle of sustainability. It determines the way we make decisions regarding the materials, logistics and processes we use.

Our supply chain is equally important. We collaborate with high quality and committed suppliers to provide a sustainable return for our shareholders and achieve national and global sustainable goals.

Sustainable Development Goal 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable Development Goal 17 - Partnerships for the goals

Supply chain collaboration

Trust and transparency

Sustainable solutions for our customers

2030 - long term goals

Supply chain that influences industry

Excellent feedback from all stakeholders
Exceed customer expectations
2024 - medium term goals
Collecting and reporting data collectively
Open communication with employees and customers

encourage and raise awareness of industry-wide available sustainable solutions 

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People

We are investing in technology, equipment and systems. However, our people are the priority.

We never compromise health and safety in the workplace. Our effective safety processes are backed up by ongoing training and development, and our careful recruitment process ensures all new employees are quickly up to speed with our attention to detail.

Space always ensures all employees are treated and valued equally, and we actively promote fairness, inclusion and respect. This creates an environment where the open communication of ideas and issues is encouraged. With this approach, we are able to invest in tomorrow's leaders today.

Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Good health and well-being
Sustainable Development Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth
Sustainable Development Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities

Safety

Mental
health

Fairness, Inclusion, Respect

Community

2030 - long term goals
Safe, harm free environment

Support work-life balance

Space is a great place to work

100% staff involved in charity/volunteering activities
2024 - medium term goals
Prioritise health and safety

Support work-life balance

Fairness, Inclusion, Respect
100% staff involved in charity/volunteering activities
Our goals shape our actions and culture. We treat our team, clients, partners, communities and nature's resources with the highest level of respect and dignity they deserve.

Sustainability in practice

The foundations have been laid, and we intend to help build a sustainable future. We're doing just that by engaging in practical projects and making changes that will have a real impact.

Sustainability projects

Space IS: Supportive

Today’s community of temporarily displaced Ukrainians are striving to move beyond their refugee status and fully assimilate into the communities around them.

We are working to help make that happen.

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Waste not, want not

Resource efficiency at Space

Space encourages recycling and energy conservation measures at all of its locations.

Recycling includes office supplies and business waste. Conservation measures include upgrading water, lighting, and power systems, and investing in equipment to reduce energy use in our operations.

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Carbon footprint tracking

In 2022, Space launched a program to track and analyse our carbon footprint.
With detailed breakdowns of energy usage, fuel consumption tracking, source type and carbon dioxide equivalency, we can develop a clear picture of our carbon footprint and target specific opportunities for improvement and efficiency
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Tree planting initiatives

Space recognises the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all.
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Scientists have found planting trees to be the most efficient way to tackle the climate crisis; the trees store pollutants such as carbon and release oxygen into the atmosphere. We like to think our carbon footprint is as small as possible. And the carbon which we do emit, we off-set through tree-planting programmes through Oblong Trees, more than covering our carbon footprint. Space is a Carbon Positive Business.
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Road to Zero

Space is supportive of the UK government's Road to Zero strategies with the ultimate goal of completely phasing out petrol and diesel sales, and having entirely electric roads by 2040. As of February 2023, 46% of the Space fleet is composed of electric vehicles and we are aiming to increase this number within the next 24 months.

We're passionate about leaving the planet in a better condition for future generations, and small changes like this will have a huge impact on our future.

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Sustainability
policies and accreditations

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Sustainable supply chain

Space is now fully enrolled as a partner of the Sustainability Supply Chain School. The Sustainability Supply Chain School is a dedicated construction resource that is currently supported and utilised by more than 160 organisations throughout the UK. These organisations, like Space, are working to improve their sustainability efforts and engage their supply chain.

With our focus on Net Zero, Space aims to improve our reporting capabilities for BREEAM and other sustainable schemes, in addition to expanding skill sets for PQQ and tender requirements. The Sustainability Supply Chain School has been and will continue to be invaluable in our efforts to deliver on all these requirements.

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Related accreditations

Logo for "Carbon Footprint"Logo for "Great Place to Work Certified"Logo for "Living Wage Employer Accreditation"
Logo for "FIR Ambassador"
Logo for "FIS"Logo for "Supply Chain Sustainability School"Logo for "Q-Mark Certification"Logo for "ISO9001 ISO14001"Logo for "The Building Safety Group"Logo for "Cyber Essentials"Logo for "Constructionline"Logo for "CHAS Accredited Contractor"