Building New Futures

As one of the world’s biggest economic engines, the construction and infrastructure industry has a major part to play in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Since Balfour Beatty launched its refreshed sustainability strategy – Building New Futures – in 2020 the Group has made significant advances in key areas, including achieving almost 50% of its 2030 £3 billion social value target. We have also prioritised pushing technological boundaries given one of the main barriers to progress is the gap in the technology that is available to help drive down carbon emissions.

Across the UK, US and Hong Kong, each of our businesses are developing bespoke sustainability action plans to ensure we address specific local challenges and priorities and leave a positive legacy in the communities we serve.

Uniting each of our sustainability action plans are our three 2040 ambitions: