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Interserve honoured for 'Achievement in Sustainability' at PLC Awards

by Interserve Press Office | Mar 14, 2016

Interserve honoured for sustainability planInterserve, the international support services and construction group, has been honoured for its success in embedding sustainability into its corporate strategy and the leadership shown by its Group-wide sustainability plan - SustainAbilities - at the recent PLC Awards. 

The company was presented with the Achievement in Sustainability award in recognition of the contribution made to society through the creation of local employment opportunities; investing in skills through training and careers programmes; the promotion of sustainable innovation; its commitment to responsible sourcing and the progress it has made in cutting waste and carbon emissions.

Launched in 2013, SustainAbilities is a comprehensive, business-wide sustainability plan, which sets out 48 ambitious targets phased between 2014 and 2020. The plan helps Interserve manage risk in its operations and to increase opportunities for profitable growth now and in the future.

Tim Haywood, Interserve’s Group Finance Director and Head of Sustainability, said:

“It has been three years since SustainAbilities - our broad-based growth plan - was launched. Today, it shapes every aspect of how we operate and helps us demonstrate that we are an organisation that values more than just money. We’re grateful for the opportunity provided by the PLC Awards to celebrate and showcase what good business looks like. It is also an opportunity to recognise the effort and enthusiasm all of our people have put into making our journey to a truly sustainable future a reality.” 

Interserve met or exceeded its initial set of 2014 SustainAbilities targets in areas such as sustainable procurement, provision of school work placements, local employment rates, and more. The company will publish its latest SustainAbilities progress report during the second quarter of 2016.

The PLC Awards, sponsored by PwC and the London Stock Exchange are in their 30th year and recognise the successes and achievements of publicly quoted companies in the UK. 

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For further information please contact:

Rhys Jones, Group PR Manager +44 (0) 118 9602285

Michael Kinirons, CNC +44 (0) 203 219 8816

About Interserve

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenues of £3.6 billion and a workforce of circa 80,000 people worldwide.

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About SustainAbilities

The SustainAbilities plan sets out 48 ambitious targets phased between 2014 and 2020. The targets will be rigorously measured and the approach to reporting performance will reflect the ‘capitals’ approach. Interserve has joined 90 other businesses in the International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) Pilot Programme to further advance communication of value-relevant sustainability information to investors and stakeholders.  

SustainAbilities is focused around achieving five broad outcomes that will define how Interserve does business. These outcomes are to:

  • Create places that benefit people
  • Deliver public service in the public interest
  • Build more skills and more opportunities
  • Generate a positive environmental impact
  • Achieve sustainable growth

Find out more on our sustainability blog:

For more information about the PLC Awards, click here:

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Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC; Jon Williams, Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change practice, PwC; Tim Haywood, Group Finance Director, Interserve plc; Laura Spiers, Interserve plc (winner); The Rt. Hon. Lord Hague of Richmond; and Kate Silverton (awards presenter).

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