Thought leadership and driving excellence Why are Business Leaders Prioritising Sustainability? 2012 This work was commissioned in 2012 by Temple Group, and Sustainable Business magazine. It examined the current sustainability landscape to investigate where boardroom priorities actually are and how deeply embedded sustainability has become. The results of this survey are powerful. Seven in 10 firms see sustainability as a driver of success, and almost three in 10 put it at the core of their business strategy. Powerful, but not surprising.These figures demonstrate what we all know: the business community understands that going green can be a driver of growth.The CBI’s own research shows that this is happening across all sectors and business sizes – boosting bottom lines, exports, and jobs – and that there are further opportunities ahead. It was estimated that Green business growth could add around £20bn to the UK’s economy in 2014/15. CEEQUAL – Improving Sustainability Through Best Practice From 2003 CEEQUAL ( is the Assessment and Awards Scheme for improving sustainability in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and the public realm. In 2003 the Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award scheme (CEEQUAL) was launched. It assesses 12 areas of environmental and social concern and rewards project and contract teams in which clients, designers and constructors go beyond the legal and environmental minima to achieve distinctive environmental and social standards.The industry took CEEQUAL to its heart and it has continued to grow, including internationally, ever since. Temple was a founder member in setting up CEEQUAL in 2003 and Mark Southwood sat on the Board from 2011 to 2016. CEEQUAL is now part of BRE. 44 Green Construction Board - Infrastructure Carbon Review | May 2016 May 2016 | Green Construction Board - I Success story: Environmental advisor for the London Overground Capacity Improvement Programme (LOCIP) Temple has been the programme environmental advisor for LOCIP. Working closely with the client team, and mainly mid size contractors, Temple devised the policy and performance framework and tools for carbon and sustainability then assisted it’s use through procurement, mobilisation and construction of multiple project sites across the network. Infrastructure Carbon Review - Success Stories Commitment 1: Temple will advocate best practice to our clients by making specific recommendations at the start of projects, helping to set targets and objectives for carbon and resource efficiency and helping to drive and monitor the targets over the lifetime of the project We have undertaken an internal improvement project to develop an assessment tool for use when we are engaged by a client to provide consultancy services. The tool identifies opportunities for improvement both within our scope of work and within the client’s wider project. We aim to begin piloting the tool shortly. Commitment 3: Temple will provide guidance and training opportunities on carbon reduction and resource efficiency for our employees Temple ensures our employees are up to date on the principles of carbon management and changing global initiatives through our Brown Bag Breakfast briefing programme. Our training objectives in 2016-17 reflects our commitment for employees to be able to work with clients to achieve carbon objectives. Commitment 2: Temple will hold a high-level event with the leaders of our supply chain to explore how we can collectively drive lower carbon solutions and stimulate innovation Temple hosts the Building Sustainable Infrastructure Group which facilitates the exchange of ideas and good practice across transport, energy and water infrastructure clients. On 17th March 2016 we held an open forum on delivering the Infrastructure Carbon Review with a packed house discussing and sharing good practice across major infrastructure. Temple is an environment, planning and sustainability consultancy that provides services to infrastructure and property clients. We consider that it is a business imperative for us and for our clients to respond to the pervasive and irreversible impact on the environment caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases. Infrastructure development and asset renewal provide a significant opportunities in our country to decarbonise and build a sustainable future. Infrastructure Carbon Review Two years on... Reducing carbon reduces cost Infrastructure Carbon Review | May 2016 The Infrastructure Carbon Review From 2014 The Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR) launched in 2013 provides a framework for action.The ICR identified the potential to reduce up to 24 million tonnes of carbon per year from construction and operation of the UK’s infrastructure assets by 2050 and achieve a £1.4bn saving. One of the ICRs main recommendations was the development of a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) to manage carbon in infrastructure based on emerging best practice. Temple alongside 41 others – consultants, contractors and clients made a number of specific commitments to help reduce carbon and reduce cost.