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
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.
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.