Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a set of criteria. These criteria help define and support our working principles and methods.
ESG criteria are essential for our clients and their investors too. They are markers of their own attitudes and approaches to environmental and social responsibilities.
Each part of ESG concerns critical elements of our work and relationships with clients, stakeholders and end-users.
Embedding sound environmental principles in building design is crucial for the creation of sustainable structures and spaces.
This isn't simply about the choice of materials but the lasting impact our projects will have once they’re in use.
We assess each project we undertake for sustainability, focusing on indispensable factors such as heating, lighting, ventilation. As well as recommending net-zero solutions, we look at the long-term implications of projects concerning use and occupancy.
Minimising the environmental impact of our designs and advising our clients on achieving this are core values for our practice.
We know that developments and projects cannot exist in isolation from the communities that surround them.
Our work has a vital social dimension. We incorporate social responsibility into our approach through careful consultation with local communities, end-users and other interested parties.
We look for ways to support local communities by proposing and promoting more public and green shared spaces in our placemaking.
We also take opportunities to support local businesses and organisations within development schemes, strengthen common infrastructure and enrich local economies.
Fundamentally, we practice what we preach. If we’re going to understand people and their needs, we must look after our own people too.
In our practice, everyone has a voice. We ensure that listening to these voices and taking people's concerns and opinions on board are pre-conditions of how we work.
Our directors take care to make sure the practice follows responsible business processes, procedures and behaviours.
We’re answerable to our clients and their end-users, and our professional colleagues and peers.