BAM builds in greater transparency as it goes for cradle-to-cradle

One of the UK's leading contractors is set to enter into real-time sustainability reporting as it looks to shift its operations towards a cradle-to-cradle approach.

BAM Construct UK has launched a sustainability microsite to reflect in real-time its impact and performance and has also become the first contractor, alongside its sister company BAM Nuttall, to join the Ellen MacArthur Circular Economy 100 (CE100) alliance.

The national contractor has recently delivered sustainable structures such as the Co-Operative Group Headquarters in Manchester, Leeds Arena and the National Centre for Network Rail in Milton Keynes, as well as working for Google on its proposed Kings Cross HQ.

The microsite which intends to act as a dynamic portal for internal and external use is broken into six key performance indicators for the business: sustainable design; carbon; resource efficiency; sourcing responsibly; community; and health and wellbeing.

According to BAM's director of sustainability Nitesh Magdani, both announcements are part of a wider company drive to transform its business into a cradle-to-cradle outfit.

He added that by joining the CE100, it would offer BAM new communication channels with other sustainable innovators and broaden the horizons upon which it operates.

"We are especially interested in its emphasis on the whole lifecycle of sustainability, because BAM is a developer and designer of buildings as well as a contractor for them.

"We have a commitment to making our buildings as sustainable to meet the many diverse needs of the people who use them. Virtually everybody will have been inside a BAM building at some point in their lives, learning, recovering, while working or at leisure."

Maxine Perella


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