Granite says the 2020 Sustainability Report reflects its perspective on a year that highlighted the importance of integrating sustainability into business strategy to enhance agility and resilience in the face of complex challenges.
Granite CEO Kyle Larkin says: “We are integrating new sustainability goals and targets into our company strategy to ensure effective implementation throughout our organisation. With these goals, we will reduce our carbon footprint, enhance positive social impacts in the communities where we work, and strengthen our position as a leading provider of sustainable infrastructure solutions.”
Highlights from the report include results of Granite's first climate risk assessment, a diversion of 1.08 million tonnes of waste from landfills by using recycled content in asphalt production and a new strategy for diversity, equity and inclusion.
The report serves as Granite's first communication on progress as a participant in the United Nations Global Compact. The company utilises the sustainable development goals to inform its reporting, strategy and initiatives.