Our approach to sustainability is an integral part of the way we do business. This for us means operating a sustainable business that delivers for our clients, ensuring the health and safety of our employees and those affected by our operations, whilst protecting our environment and supporting local communities.

 View our 2019/20 One Approach to Business Highlights here

We support UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our corporate reporting is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and our actions and engagement with our supply chain have secured us top star rating from the Support the Goal initiative.

We collaborate with our supply chain partners

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is supported by companies working in the construction, facilities management and infrastructure sectors and covers a wealth of sustainability issues. Through our engagement with the School as a Gold member, we actively contribute to these topics and share best environmental practice in our industry.

Achievements

zero

Current Accident Frequency rate

31.00

Monthly Average CO2 per £m turnover

100%

Percentage of waste diverted from landfill

CASE STUDIES

Behavioural Change

Our Behavioural Change Programme is designed to help all our people, throughout Freedom, to make the right choices. Originally focused on health and safety attitudes and performance, the 18 month course has been designed to help the business and all its employees look differently at how we approach our work, including achieving our principle aim of Zero Harm.

The programme is a significant investment in the development of our people and a definitive commitment to maintain a culture of continuous improvement – we believe in a questioning and curious workforce who seek to improve everything we do.

The programme itself covers the entire spectrum of Freedom and impacts the boardroom and workforces in equal measure as we all share the same goal of improvement, success and Zero Harm.

Heysham B Nuclear Power Station project

The Heysham B Nuclear Power Station project for EDF Energy involved the installation of a palisade perimeter fence.

It was established that the location is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which provides habitat for wide-ranging flora and fauna. Working in conjunction with our ecologist and the client’s team, we ensured our impact on the environment was minimalised whilst meeting the client’s stringent security requirements. Our methodology included a revised fence line that reduced the need for major tree surgery and existing fencing in a serviceable condition was left to provide the additional benefit of a double barrier increasing security.

Where vegetation had to be removed, this was retained elsewhere on site to provide new additional breeding and nesting habitats for wildlife.

We also worked with an ecologist and took additional measures to ensure that our work did not disturb the Great Crested Newt population.

Our close liaison with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust also safeguarded their work in relation to netting surveys of migrating bird populations and our sympathetic approach demonstrated the environment culture we apply to our projects and resulted in the local habitat being preserved.

Wellbeing

Creating and maintaining a healthy workforce is of paramount importance both morally and with a view to business sustainability.

With the help of our occupational health delivery partner Health Management Ltd, our operational staff have undergone a Wellbeing screening where they are assessed and advised on general lifestyle matters. This is undertaken by a mobile clinic attending all our main office hubs throughout the United Kingdom.

Also Freedom display Wellbeing posters throughout our office spaces and depots that give advice on health initiatives and raise awareness of stress management.

Our Accreditations