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Managing direct impacts

“Our sustainability strategy aims to maximise every opportunity to tackle sustainability issues throughout our business, internally and externally.” Stuart McLachlan, WSP Environment & Energy, Managing Director and Chair of WSP Group Plc’s Sustainability Committee.


Our approach

We have a Sustainability Committee which sets the direction and manages regional sustainability champions empowered to implement locally appropriate business plans.


Our framework outlines a commitment to minimum standards but enables regional Boards to select the actions with most relevance to their business. We will have a Gold, Silver and Bronze assessment approach, with Bronze being the minimum mandatory standard.


Look out for more news as we progress with these activities.


Some activity highlights

A snapshot of just some of our efforts includes;


  • The UK and Sweden are measuring and reducing their carbon emissions


  • We’re reducing office energy consumption by 5% in 2010 by using our unique online management tool, Energy Bureau


  • We were the first company in the UK to launch a Personal Carbon Tracking Scheme for our staff


  • We have launched a ‘Smart Working’ scheme which aims to further reduce our business travel by 10% per head during 2009 and we have invested globally in video conferencing facilities to support this


  • The majority of our communications are distributed digitally and where we print materials we use 100% recycled paper and environmentally friendly printers


  • We are one of only 150 organisations to sign the Bali Communique which calls for a comprehensive, legally binding United Nations framework to tackle climate change


  • WSP Lincolne Scott is carbon neutral across their Australian and Asia-Pacific offices, as are WSP Flack + Kurtz in the US


  • The fit out of our new global headquarters in London has sustainability front of mind, it has energy efficient appliances and low VOC paint



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We were the first company in the world to launch a personal carbon trading scheme for our staff. It’s called PACT. 

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