Summertown Interiors issues its sustainability report
The new sustainability report is produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – the international independent standards organisation that helps businesses and governments to understand and communicate their impact on climate change. Summertown’s third sustainability report highlight performance against eight material issues it believes matters most to its business and stakeholders.
Key achievements this year include its positive economic performance, reporting an annual turnover of 13% above its three-year average for the 2017-18 financial year. In line with its ambition to accelerate the shift to green and sustainable interiors and buildings, approximately 21% of project revenues were accredited as meeting sustainability criteria.
As part of its commitment to reduce the company’s environmental impact, Summertown Interiors reduced its own office energy intensity per employee by 9.3% in 2017-18 financial year, absolute Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions were reduced by 10.3%, and the volume of its office waste being sent to landfill was reduced by 32%.
Investing in the health and well-being of its employees is a key element of Summertown’s sustainability strategy. This year, the company established the Summertown Labour Committee, to investigate, study and discuss possible solutions to mutual problems affecting labour-management relations.
Marcos Bish, managing director of Summertown Interiors said: “Our sustainability reports detail our performance against the environmental, economic and social issues that we believe matter most to our business and our stakeholders. We are extremely proud of our progress and achievements reached against our eight key material issues – whether an SME or a large corporation, companies of all sizes can better measure, understand and communicate their economic, environmental, social and governance performance, and then set goals, and manage change more effectively.”