NG Bailey has launched its eighth annual sustainability report, revealing that has doubled both its apprenticeship intake and the number of apprenticeship qualification schemes on offer.
It has also engaged with almost 1,500 school children through Inspire, its school engagement programme, which provides practical experience in a wide range of STEM-focused activities to promote careers and alternative pathways into employment, such as apprenticeships.
The report outlines progress against the 18 separate commitments set out in NG Bailey’s One Approach sustainability strategy, which was launched two years ago.
Another notable achievement is the reduction of customer carbon emissions by 75,000 tonnes through its energy services alone.
These savings are over three times greater than NG Bailey’s own carbon footprint. It aims to rapidly expand this and help customers avoid half a million tonnes of CO2 by 2018.
Chief executive David Hurcomb said: “We are committed to being a responsible and sustainable business, and having a positive impact not only on the environment, but on our customers and the communities in which we operate.
“We take those commitments to sustainability and responsibility very seriously. These are not token gestures. We want to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.”