The construction industry plays a pivotal role in shaping our world, and with that influence comes a profound duty to protect and preserve our environment.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are the key measures of our business’s sustainability and societal impact within the construction ecosystem. To identify, analyse and address material ESG issues for our industry, especially within our scope as an engineering and construction contractor, we reviewed material topics and metrics from international ESG reporting guidelines and frameworks and we aim to strengthen this materiality assessment by conducting a survey of our internal and external stakeholders in 2024 to ensure our initiatives and goals match their expectations.
- Emission Management
- Waste Management & Circularity
- Green Building & Low Carbon Solutions
- Climate Change Adaption & Mitigation
- Health & Safety
- Worker Welfare
- People Management & Development
- Wellbeing & Engagement
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Community Impact
- Construction Quality & Compliance
- Fair & Ethical Conduct
- Responsible Supply Chain
- ESG & Climate Risk Oversight & Management
- Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
To illustrate our commitment to sustainability, ALEC has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that promotes responsible business practices and the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2023. As participants of the UN Global Compact, ALEC has publicly committed to implementing the Ten Principles of the UNGC in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, and will publicly report its progress on these efforts annually.
Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) is an industry forum focused on enhancing sustainability in the built environment in the UAE through the promotion of high-performance green buildings and environmentally friendly technologies and products. We aim to use this forum to showcase our best practices as well as learn from industry peers, supply chain partners on opportunities in decarbonizing the sector.
ALEC has been a member of the British Safety Council since 2015, demonstrating our commitment to health, safety, and wellbeing and transparency in reporting.