How we helped Cundall ensure its sustainability efforts are future-fit and on track for the SDGs

Engineering consultancy Cundall is confident that its business will be fit for the future, with efforts focused on what will achieve greatest impact on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals after we worked with its leadership team on a materiality review.

How we helped Cundall ensure its sustainability efforts are future-fit and on track for the SDGs

The brief 

With the release of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 and after the fifth anniversary of Cundall’s Sustainability Road Map in 2016, Cundall started to review its long-term sustainability goals. We were commissioned to lead a materiality assessment of Cundall’s key sustainability issues, involving early engagement and capacity building with its leadership team.  

The solution 

Our materiality assessment included a review of Cundall’s current sustainability strategy and progress to date, a competitor analysis and client survey. We also reviewed how its current strategy relates to the SDGs. This research and analysis was used as a basis for a half-day workshop with its leadership team, including managing director Tomas Neeson, all partners from across the global business and a selection of Cundall’s young leaders.  

We presented the results of our research and analysis with an emphasis on which sustainability issues are currently being addressed by Cundall and how this relates to its peers, and what its clients expect from the business. We then led two group exercises to prioritise the issues that were most relevant to the future of the business.  

The results 

Cundall’s materiality review has now been completed and approved by its partners and key stakeholders. This work is being used to set new long-term sustainability goals for Cundall. This is supported by a new governance structure including greater involvement from its senior leadership team. Its new sustainability strategy will be launched in Autumn 2018. 

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