London, UK,
01
June
2015
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07:00
Europe/London

Amec Foster Wheeler makes sustainability reporting more accessible with its first combined strategy

Summary
  • Innovative reporting via new dedicated microsite
  • Focus on solving natural resource challenges
  • Public commitment to achieve targets

Amec Foster Wheeler today launches its new sustainability strategy, Resilient World - on the 15th anniversary of the creation of its original leading sustainability programme.

To maximise the opportunity for external stakeholders to understand the new strategy and engage with the business, Amec Foster Wheeler has dispensed with the traditional hard-copy publication and instead offers its report via an interactive web site. Users will be able to download sections of the report specific to their needs or interests using a range of fact sheets, case studies and corporate data which will be updated in real-time.

The website address is: www.amecfw.com/sustainability

Under the common thread of creating a Resilient World, the new strategy encompasses corporate,social and environmental responsibility, aligns with Amec Foster Wheeler’s mission, business and brand and commits the company to helping to solve tomorrow’s natural resource challenges in partnership with customers, colleagues and suppliers.

In addition to operating with a foundation of excellence by, putting safety first, always acting ethically and with integrity and caring about our communities, the Resilient World strategy focuses on three pillars - people, innovation and delivery.

  • People - investing for tomorrow by developing a diverse, inclusive and talented workforce which exhibits our values and behaviours to drive sustainability
  • Innovation - delivering innovation technologies, solutions and services that add business value for our customers whilst minimising environmental impacts, and
  • Delivery - being a trusted partner by embedding a consistent sustainability standard across our projects

Amec Foster Wheeler has committed to measuring itself against these ambitious aspirations through a series of stretching targets which will be developed in detail over the coming months. The targets will seek to embed behavioural change through ambitious goals to increase revenues from innovative technologies, solutions and services, increase the number of clients adopting sustainable solutions and widening the talent pool from which the company recruits.

The company is also committed to re-qualifying for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, to the principles of the Global Compact and to reviewing its policies, procedures and processes to achieve higher levels of sustainability.

Together these will drive change and help deliver progress towards a more resilient world.

Frances Fay, Head of Sustainability, Amec Foster Wheeler
The new dedicated website is our attempt to make sustainability reporting more engaging. Behaving ethically and being a leader in sustainable business practice is extremely important to us, not just because our customers and employees demand it, but because it is the best way to create long-term value in our business. We called our new strategy Resilient World as we hope to make a real difference to the world’s natural resource challenges.
Frances Fay, Head of Sustainability, Amec Foster Wheeler

Highlights

  • 2014 carbon-related to business travel reduced by 4% from previous year’s levels;
  • 93% of employees surveyed strongly agreed that sustainability is fundamental to the company’s long term growth
  • Over £500,000 donated to our chosen corporate charity, SOS Children, since we first partnered with them in 2007
  • In Health & safety, the company’s Lost Time incident rate is 88% less than the average professional and business services rate, and 95% less than the all industry average rate according to the OSHA 2013 benchmarking data.