Powerday_manifesto_2023

1 Introduction Our Sustainability Pillars Our Carbon Management Our Employees Our Local Communities Our Clients Our Procurement Looking To The Future Powerday / Sustainability & Wellness Manifesto / 2023 We set ourselves some substantial sustainability objectives last year across each of our five pillars - our employees, communities, carbon management, clients, and procurement - with a particular focus on fairness in the workplace and community, net zero carbon, and the health and wellbeing of young Londoners. We are pleased to be able to report successes across all areas and have a packed manifesto in which we share these successes with you. We committed to setting a net zero target for our Scope 1 and 2 emissions. We followed a thorough process and I am delighted to say that we have achieved what we set out to do. We know that this is the first step on a long journey, but we are determined to do our bit to tackle the climate emergency. We are already establishing the foundations that will enable us to achieve this goal, and working towards setting an equally ambitious goal for our Scope 3 emissions. Our roadmap to net zero on page 9 explains our structured approach to this and we will report openly about our progress in future issues of the Manifesto. We also set out to identify our equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) challenges and prioritise these into clear objectives and a plan. We know that like much of the construction industry, one of our greatest challenges is gender equality so in 2022 we joined the Women in Construction gender diversity programme. This 12-month programme concludes this summer, at which point we will have a structured plan and approach on how to successfully represent ED&I within Powerday. We have some way to go until we achieve a fair representation of women at all levels within Powerday but when we set our minds to something, we are prepared to do what it takes to make it happen, so please do watch this space. We have also aligned the Powerday Foundation strategy to supporting ED&I as well as health and wellbeing in the community, with the aim of increasing sports participation amongst those with low participation rates, notably women and girls, and also those with disabilities. One of our highlights this year was sponsoring the first Great Britain Down Syndrome Swimming Championships and we are grateful to our clients and contacts who also supported this special initiative. We know that change will not happen overnight so we are pleased to commit to supporting the championships for five years in which time we hope to see Building a sustainable future We should keep our feet on the ground to signify that nothing is beneath us, but we should also lift up our eyes to say nothing is beyond us. Seamus Justin Heaney MRIA Irish poet, playwright and translator greater participation and opportunity for swimmers with Down syndrome. Thanks to all those who supported our 2022 manifesto. We continue to set ourselves stretching targets and look forward to collaborating with you further in 2023 to deliver against our new commitments. Michael Crossan Chairman Welcome to our third annual Manifesto where we share our sustainability objectives for 2023 and celebrate our achievements during 2022. Contents Introduction 1 Managing Our Sustainability Pillars 2 Our Carbon Management 6 Our Employees 10 Our Local Communities 13 Our Clients 18 Our Procurement 24 Looking To The Future 26 Our Accreditations & Partnerships 29

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