Building for a Sustainable World

“Being sustainable is more important than it’s ever been, and to have a sustainable business is to have a resilient business. Kier is committed to preventing environmental and social harm, as well as replenishing our natural systems & renewable resources and having a positive impact on the communities and environments in which we operate.”

Andrew Davies, Chief Executive Kier Group


At Kier our purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK. For over 90 years we have been delivering for communities across the UK, and now, more than ever, it’s important that we do this sustainably.

Our sustainability framework, ‘Building for a Sustainable World’, looks beyond the ‘green’ trend and instead focuses on building on the good work that Kier has previously undertaken in environmental protection and the creation of social value in the communities we work in.

Our ‘Building for a Sustainable World’ framework sets a common direction of travel for the whole group and encompasses the two components of sustainability: Environmental Sustainability and Social Sustainability.

Key Sustainability Metrics
These are a set of high-level standards that would be set for all new Trade City developments which are far-reaching and go far beyond simple bolt-on green tokens, setting the standard for future of green industrial buildings. This would include:

  • BREEAM Excellent
  • A-Rated EPC
  • Lifecycle Assessment
  • Air Source Heat Pumps in office areas (no gas boilers)
  • Solar PV (base build capacity with provision for future expansion by tenant)
  • Electric car charging spaces
  • Water consumption to meet RIBA Climate Challenge 2020 target

Read our ‘Building for a Sustainable World’ report here