UK-based offsite construction specialist, Premier Modular, has been awarded Europe’s first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) certification.
Following a rigorous independent audit conducted by global testing, inspection and certification specialists, SGS, Premier has been assessed and certified for its management and performance in ESG.
A key aspect of Premier’s ESG commitment is reducing carbon footprint, with a number new initiatives currently underway.
An R&D project is in progress looking at alternative materials for modular building manufacture, which have lower embodied carbon.
Premier will also be launching a new range of sustainability and fabric first options for its building rental fleet this year.
The company also has a zero waste to landfill policy in the manufacture of its buildings.
It claims its modular buildings to be fully re-useable, reconfigurable, relocatable, and the steel-framed structures are infinitely recyclable, meeting decarbonisation goals.
Jonathan Hall, Global Head for Certification Services at SGS said: “The ESG standard developed by SGS focuses on the most important environmental, social and governance risks to a company.
“This enables Premier to better assess, monitor and evaluate ESG at different stages, allowing it to further reduce energy consumption across its operations, optimise material efficiencies in manufacturing, manage risk more effectively, demonstrate strong leadership in ESG, and enhance employee engagement.”
“The Premier team has worked really hard to attain this European first and we would like to congratulate them on this significant achievement.”
David Harris, Managing Director of Premier Modular, added: “Our aim is to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment with our approach to construction, and to generate social value across all our building projects and operations.
“We are therefore delighted to be the very first company in Europe to receive the new certification developed by SGS.
“This is the next step in our ESG journey, and it demonstrates our serious commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.”
Image: Premier Modular factory (Credit: Premier Modular)
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