Strategic sustainability support
- Quintain Estates and Development PLC
- Start date:
- April 2007
- March 2008
Brook Lyndhurst was appointed to provide ongoing consultancy support to set up, develop and help implement Quintain Estates & Developments’ sustainability strategy. We continue to provide ad hoc strategic advice.
Having recognised the importance of incorporating sustainability into their development and investment activities, Quintain Estates & Development appointed Brook Lyndhurst to provide a range of support, advisory and delivery functions. The overall objective was two-fold:
- to conduct a variety of research and benchmarking functions that would enable Quintain to understand its current sustainability impacts and to formulate meaningful targets for the future
- to support the development of internal practices and procedures to embed sustainability within the day-to-day operation of the business
Reflecting our twin objectives, our support required a mixed methodology:
- close working with professional staff throughout Quintain to gather performance data; and, where necessary, specify and/or conduct bespoke surveys to gather new data. This included, for example, a survey of employees' travel to work patterns in order to estimate CO2 emissions
- discussions with senior management on an ongoing basis about staffing levels, skills requirements and organisational structure; and, where necessary, to analyse business opportunities from a sustainability perspective
In addition to a variety of confidential items, the most visible manifestations our of work were Quintain's Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 2007, their Sustainability Report for 2008 and the establishment of a Sustainability Committee of the Board.
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