Sustainability

Sustainability Core Value: Commitment the Environment

STRATEGY AND OBJECTIVES

We recognize that CCC’s long-term success is directly linked with the existence of a prosperous global society and a greener environment. Therefore, we are committed to understanding how our growth can better interact with the welfare and development of the communities, ecologies and economies wherever we operate.

CCC’s sustainability strategy is based on the pillars of sustainable development: Economy, Environment and Society. Guided by CCC’s distinctive culture the company manifests its long-term commitment on the basis of responsible growth and respect towards people and the environment.

We are advocates of the global sustainability agenda and support the realization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Two landmark agreements aiming to protect the planet, end poverty and ensure prosperity for all. The SDG’s represent a unique opportunity for us, to mainstream CCC’s sustainability goals with global issues such as poverty, education, gender equality, water and energy use, climate change and sustainable economic growth.

At CCC we are aligning the SDGs with our sustainability priorities and strategy.

CCC supports the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals

MEASURE AND REPORT PERFORMANCE

Recognizing the corporate value and the increased public attention associated with sustainability disclosures, CCC has established procedures to monitor and disclose sustainability performance. We have been diligently tracking our sustainability impacts and contributions since 2012. At CCC, we place particular significance on assessing our environmental data, such as energy use, carbon emissions, water consumption and waste production. Our sustainability key performance indicators (KPI’s) are grounded upon internationally recognized standards (Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact). Specifically for capturing carbon emissions, our approach also follows the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol standards for the Carbon Footprint Inventory.

CCC’s sustainability activities, measurements and progress in achieving targets are published in our standardized sustainability reports. Following the launch of the SDG’s and the call for stronger engagement from corporations, we wanted to understand how CCC can push the sustainable development agenda forward. Guided by the SDG Compass (the tool developed by the UN Global Compact, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the GRI) our sustainability report (2014-15) reflected how CCC’s operations contribute to the achievement of the Global Goals.

MONITORING AND MANAGING DIRECT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

CCC is aware that its core business sectors (building and infrastructure construction) have an impact on the Earth’s natural resources. Therefore, we strive to effectively understand and manage the environmental impacts of our day to day operations and project execution.

The key areas we focus on are:

  • Energy and Emissions
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Waste Management
  • Material Management

To increase transparency, our system for grasping CCC’s environmental impacts is based on the Sustainability Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Key performance indicators (KPI’s) are being collected and analyzed since 2012, when we introduced procedures for assessing our environmental performance. Our records provide us with a basis for strategic thinking, detailed planning and guided execution in terms of managing our environmental performance.

CCC emphasizes on environmental excellence as being an integral part of our construction operations. One of the ways to achieve this is by applying initiatives to mitigate our environmental impacts. At our projects, camps and offices CCC follows a meticulous sustainability strategy underpinned by detailed practices in the fields of energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management and overall environmental responsibility.

CCC closely monitors environmental performance and develops initiatives to alleviate impacts.

WE PRESENT CCC’S INITIATIVES
  • Energy & Emissions
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Waste Management
  • Material Management

Energy & Emissions

Energy and Emissions

We strive to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint. CCC’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) inventory process follows the World Resources Institute/World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WRI/WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol (a corporate accounting and reporting standard). CCC discloses the GHG emissions in Scopes 1 and 2 from sources over which we have operational control. Our GHG inventory includes data from individual projects, camps and the vehicle fleet we use for our operations. We collect data for our own recording and reporting purposes. The total number of project sites changes from year to year during the course of the reporting year, this is due to the nature of the construction industry. We report our carbon intensity based on the man hours worked.

CCC Group Total GHG Emission Reduction
Reported
2014 4%
2015 5%
2016 5%
2017 9.8%
Target 10%
SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
ZERO NET ENERGY MOBILE CABINS (OMAN)

A solar powered mobile cabin was developed to support power demands at offices and camps such as air-condition units, lights and IT material. Using an existing cabin as a basis the project team carried out several modifications to transform it into the PV powered cabin it had envisioned.

PV POWER PLANT (PV/DIESEL HYBRID SYSTEM) (UAE)

This PV installation generates an average of 450 Megawatt-hours per year and minimizes CCC’s carbon footprint by offsetting 16,056 tons of CO2e emissions annually. It was installed at CCC’s Habshan camp in January 2014 with the objective to reduce the electrical energy consumed by camp facilities

LED ROPE SOLAR LIGHT

Bausher Waste Water Project – Madinat Sultan Qaboos – Oma

A solar system was developed to power the safety lights required for a road construction project. Compared to a generator which would be the alternative, this solar system minimizes the need for regular maintenance and produces no noise-a significant benefit as the project is located in a heavily inhabited district of Muscat.

Water & Wastewater

Water is a key aspect in almost any construction project. CCC is strives to closely monitor and reduce its water footprint. To reduce potable water consumption, CCC focuses on wastewater recycling and uses the treated water mainly for irrigation and dust control.

CCC Group Total water recycled and reused
Reported
2014 18
2015 28
2016 7
2016 26
Target 25
SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS

CCC wastewater treatment plants use Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) technology and are implemented for sewage treatment purposes. The treated water is used for toilet flushing, dust control and irrigation usages.

Waste Management

CCC is committed to minimizing construction waste throughout all our operations. In 2017, we set a target that 30% of our construction waste should be diverted away from landfill. Our strategy focuses on on-site reusing and recycling of waste and maximizing segregation throughout site waste management plans.

CCC Group Total Waste Reused/Recycled
Reported
Concrete, Timber, Steel, Bricks, Rebar, etc.
2014 11
2015 23
2016 19
2017 42
Target 30
Reported
Paper, Cardboards etc.
2014 12
2015 16
2016 17
2017 64
Target 30
SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (UAE) ZAHIA CITY CENTER PROJECT – UAE

Concrete crushers are used to produce aggregates. Then crushed concrete waste is used for various applications such as roads and backfilling.

Material Management

CCC’s approach to sustainable material management is holistic. It encompasses: encouraging the use of materials with maximized recycled content, implementing life cycle cost analysis when selecting products, using sustainably harvested timber products from certified forestry sources, purchasing materials from local sources and always trying to limit the amount of waste disposed to landfill.

CCC Group Total Material Management Indicators
Reported
Total use of recycled input materials
2014 4
2015 9
2016 9
2017 12
Target 10
Reported
Regional materials purchased %
2014 15
2015 23
2016 39
2017 55
Target 45
Sustainability Awards & Recognition

We have developed, embedded and implemented numerous sustainability themes to reduce our environmental footprint and strive to go even further. We are honored with the recognition earned for our sustainability efforts so far.

EMIRATES ENERGY AWARD (EEA)

CCC received the highest accolade “Gold Award” in the category of “Energy Efficiency – Private Sector” for the year 2015, in recognition of the sustainability initiatives applied at construction camps and site facilities of projects in UAE and Qatar. The Emirates Energy Award (EEA) is organized by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE. CCC was honored with this international prize, for the cost effective and exemplary measures implemented and for promoting a positive impact in the MENA region.

SUSTAINABLE PROJECT-CONSTRUCTION WEEK OMAN AWARD

CCC’s new Oman head office was nominated “Sustainable Project of the Year” at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2016. This eminent industry award was conferred to CCC for applying advanced sustainable building practices and achieving a LEED certification for the new corporate office. The judges’ panel congratulated CCC for the numerous sustainable features embedded in the project, especially since there is little demand for LEED in Oman. When complete, this will be one of the first LEED accredited building in Muscat.

IPLOCA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

CCC was named the winner of the 2016 IPLOCA Environmental Award sponsored by Shell for our applied “Portable Green Energies”. This award was presented to CCC for the exemplary achievements in reducing the impact on the environment of pipeline construction projects. According to the Adjudication Committee, the winning elements of CCC’s success were: high management commitment to safeguard the environment, extensive investment to produce clean energy and an effective waste management programs.

MENA GREEN BUILDING AWARDS: CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (2017)

CCC received this award for being a contractor whose achievements align with improving the sustainability of the built environment. Also, in recognition of demonstrating high green standards on project sites and within the company, with adherence to national and international regulations and codes.

MENA GREEN BUILDING AWARDS: TRAINING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (2018)

CCC won this award for internally promoting an advanced understanding of sustainability issues relevant to the construction industry. The Sustainability webinar series and the Sustainability Competition not only encourage sustainable behavior but have helped in establishing an in-house resource for sustainable best practices. Also, CCC sponsors Green Building certification programs to create a pool of qualified Green Building professionals.

MENA GREEN BUILDING AWARDS: BEST GREEN INITIATIVE

In 2014 CCC’s contribution to sustainability was recognized from the first publication in the Middle East to exclusively cover issues relating to sustainability and environmentalism within the business arena.

Supply Chain Sustainability

Our clients rely on our skills and experience to deliver their projects with high quality with respect of the environmental and labor human rights. We achieve these targets through the support of our partners (suppliers and subcontractors) who share our values.

We have adopted a supply chain sustainability strategy in order to:

  • Lower business risk including reputational, regulatory, security and quality.
  • Enhance CCC’s reputation in the marketplace.
  • Generate cost saving methods by focusing on total life-cycle costs when sourcing services and goods rather than solely prices.

CCC’s strategy to encourage those who work with us includes the sharing of our business conduct principles and policies regarding sustainability as well as our targets – this is part of our social responsibility.

Our suppliers and subcontractors are being screened for their compliance with business conduct principles, some of which are specifically related to their impact on the environment and society including safety, labor practices and human rights.

We are using our CCC Suppliers and Subcontractors Sustainability Assessment tool to screen suppliers and subcontractors, as a result we have achieved the following:

Indicator
Percentage of new suppliers
that were screened
using environmental criteria
2016 22%
2017 31%
Target 30%
Indicator
New suppliers that were screened using social criteria (issues related to: labor practices, health & safety, human rights etc.)
2016 25%
2017 47%
Target 30%
Green Construction & Projects

Working to champion sustainability, CCC has become a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the leading institution promoting sustainable building practices. For CCC, this membership embodies our commitment to be a leader in sustainable development, a driver of green building innovation, and a facilitator of more prosperous communities.

CCC has extensive experience in green building mega projects. Our business strategy is to provide holistic green building solutions covering the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects and including recourse-conserving use, environmentally friendly materials and efficient energy management. Our projects below set benchmarks for their green design and construction features:

  • CCC’s Corporate Head Office, Oman
  • Lusail Multipurpose Hall, Qatar
  • Palestinian Museum, Palestine
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport: Midfield Terminal Building in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Opera Grand in Dubai, UAE
  • City Centre Almaza, Egypt
  • Abu Dhabi Plaza (Mixed-use development), Kazakhstan
  • Riyadh Metro, Saudia Arabia
  • Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar
  • Al Zahia City Centre, UAE
  • Mall of Oman, Oman
Oman Head Office
LMH General External
Palestinian Museum
Princess Noura
Riyadh Metro
Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal
Abu Dhabi Plaza