SUSTAINABILITY
OUR VISION

We work with our clients to deliver sustainable buildings for a better, brighter and healthier future. Szerelmey has developed a forward-thinking Sustainability Strategy with ambitious targets to drive change within our business, our supply chain and our clients. We will be Carbon Neutral by 2025 and Net-Zero Carbon by 2035.

WORKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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THE 5 PILLARS OF OUR SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT

CARBON

We are working with our clients and supply chain to reduce our greenhouse gases and become carbon neutral by 2025 and we are committed to being a net-zero carbon business by 2035 in line with the Science Based Target Initiative’s 1.5°C trajectory. We want to work with our clients and supply chain to develop innovative solutions to adapt to climate change through greater energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions.

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RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

We will promote reuse and circular economy principles, maximizing the value of the materials we use and minimizing life-cycle waste. We will achieve zero-avoidable waste by 2028 and will work with our clients to promote the efficiency of resources by encouraging reuse and refurbishment.

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PEOPLE

People are at the heart of our business. We put people first, supporting them to develop the skills they need in a culture that is fair, inclusive and respectful. We are also part of the Living Wage Foundation. We look after our peoples wellbeing, promote mental health awareness and encourage training and development.

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RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

We will promote responsible sourcing to achieve a transparent and ethical supply chain and will work actively with our clients and supply chain demonstrating a proactive approach to modern slavery, due diligence, labour and human rights.

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COMMUNITY

We engage actively with our local community and want to provide a lasting positive social impact for them and the communities in which we deliver buildings. We will work with our clients and suppliers to maximise, measure and report on the positive social value outcomes we create.

Sustainability Strategy | Szerelmey
Sustainability Strategy | Szerelmey

SZERELMEY BUILDING WITH POSITIVE IMPACT

We feel privileged to work on the buildings we do and hope to impact people’s lives positively through either the restoration, refurbishment and remodelling of existing buildings, or our new build work with natural materials. Restoring the buildings we already have and being able to repurpose them for 21st century use, preserving history, reducing carbon and creating “good” spaces for people, is really important to us.

Equally, when building from new, there is no more sustainable material than stone to build with. It has a longevity that is proven through the hundreds of thousands of historic stone structures still in use around the world today.

We know our industry still has a long way to go and much work to do in order to significantly reduce the impact building has on the environment, whilst also enriching people’s lives. We are striving to be an appreciable part of driving change to that end and within our role as a subcontractor.

PROTECTING THE BUILDINGS WE HAVE

Sustainability is at the heart of our Restoration Team, whose expertise delivers the cleaning, repair, restoration and transformation of existing properties. facade retention, cut and carve, remodelling and repurposing of existing structures allows older buildings to be adapted for modern use.

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Sustainability Strategy | Szerelmey

USE OF NATURAL MATERIALS

Szerelmey specialises in the use of natural materials particularly stone, terracotta, and faience. We encourage our clients to choose materials with the lowest carbon footprint possible and from a transparent and ethical supply chain.

COMMITTED TO OUR PEOPLE

We are committed to ensuring the health, mental health, safety and wellbeing of all our people, those around us and the environment we work in. The health, safety and wellbeing of our people is at the heart of everything we do. We are members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and use their invaluable training resources for all our staff.

Although we build and restore buildings, we are really all about People, those that work for us, those we work for, our communities and everyone around us who experiences our buildings.

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SUSTAINABILITY ROADMAP

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OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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    29th August 2023News, Sustainability
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    2nd February 2023Sustainability, News