Skip to content

Investors

ESG Reporting

Doing business in a clear, open way is a commitment we work hard to keep, and we promote transparency where possible throughout our industry. We have voluntarily reported on our environmental and social performance since 2007.


Our sustainability reporting focuses on the challenges that most affect our business performance and matter most to our key stakeholders.

Total Commitment targets

Total Commitment KPI 2025 target 2030 target Horizon ambition
Protecting people Lost time incident rate¹ (LTIR) 0.21 0.18 Zero incidents
Developing people No. of training days² per employee per year 5 days 6 days 7 days
Improving the environment Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions³ from 2019 baseline 30% 60% 90% by 2045
Reduction in operational Scope 3⁴ carbon emissions from 2019 baseline 30% 60% 90% by 2045
Reduction in wider Scope 3 carbon emissions from
2020 baseline⁵
N/A

42%

60%
Supply chain by spend providing their own carbon data £500m

N/A

N/A
Reduction in carbon emissions from the Group's vehicle fleet from 2019 baseline⁶ 30% 60% 100% of vehicle fleet fully electric
Working together with our supply chain Percentage of total invoices paid within 30 days 70% 80% 95%
Enhancing communities Average monetary value of social activities delivered per £1 spent 85p 90p £1.01

1 Number of lost time incidents x 100,000 divided by the number of hours worked. Lost time incidents are those resulting in absence from work for a minimum of one working day, excluding the day the incident incurred.
2 A training day is a minimum of six hours of training.
3 Scope 1 is direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by the Group and Scope 2 is indirect emissions generated from purchased energy. The 2019 baseline was 20,903 tonnes CO2e. A 2019 baseline has been applied as 2020 performance was impacted by Covid.
4 All indirect emissions not included in Scope 2 that occur in limited categories of our value chain as measured by the Toitū ‘carbonreduce’ scheme. The 2019 baseline was 6,339 tonnes CO2e.
5 New KPI. Wider Scope 3 emissions are those outside our direct control, such as carbon embodied in materials or generated from buildings after we have handed them over.
6 The 2019 baseline was 12,078 tonnes CO2e.

Reporting standards and frameworks

Framework
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) See our 2023 annual report for our latest TCFD disclosures.
Science-based targets Science-based targets provide a clearly-defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth.

Targets are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

All our targets have been aligned to a 1.5°C scenario and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.
Global Reporting Initiative Our annual report and responsible business data sheet has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option. See our 2023 GRI Content Index.

The GRI was established in 1997 in partnership with the United Nations’ Environment Programme. It is an international, multi-stakeholder and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. These guidelines are for voluntary use by organisations for reporting on the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of their activities, products and services. 

We recognise the value of the GRI in assisting the process of improving disclosure by identifying sustainability indicators, and in enhancing the comparability and standardisation of reporting. We began to work with the GRI in 1999 to test their guidelines and support their further development.

Global Reporting Initiative website

Global Reporting Initiative

Our annual report and responsible business data sheet has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option

GRI index

What is the Global Reporting Initiative?

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has developed Sustainability Reporting Guidelines that strive to increase the transparency and accountability of economic, environmental, and social performance. It was established in 1997 in partnership with the United Nations’ Environment Programme. It is an international, multi-stakeholder and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. These guidelines are for voluntary use by organisations for reporting on the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of their activities, products and services. 

We recognise the value of the GRI in assisting the process of improving disclosure by identifying sustainability indicators, and in enhancing the comparability and standardisation of reporting. In 1999 we began to work with the GRI to test their guidelines and support their further development. 

For a detailed explanation, visit:

Global Reporting Initiative website

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

We welcome the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The TCFD is a global initiative to get companies across all sectors to assess climate-related risks and opportunities.

It recommends that companies disclose information in four areas: governance, strategy, risk management, and targets and metrics.
A copy of the Group’s disclosures related to recommendations by the TCFD can be found in our:

Annual report and accounts 2023

Science-based targets

We achieved accreditation for our science-based targets in 2018 and introduced our net zero strategy in 2021. We are committed to achieving net zero by 2045. This will be achieved by reducing our Scope 1, Scope 2 and operational Scope 3 emissions by 90%, with just 10% offset through UK-based projects, and our wider Scope 3 emissions by 60%. Wider Scope 3 emissions are those outside our direct control, such as carbon embodied in materials or generated by the operation of buildings after we have handed them to our clients.

What are science-based targets?

Science-based targets provide a clearly-defined pathway for companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth.

Targets are considered ‘science based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Find out more about Science Based Targets

ESG data providers and ratings

ESG survey 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
CDP climate change rating

A

A A A A-
CDP forest rating

B-

B B B C
CDP water rating C C C C C
CDP supplier engagement rating A A A A N/A
MSCI ESG rating* AAA AAA AAA AA AA
FTSE4Good Included in the index since 2009
ISS ESG corporate rating C C C C

To download our full CDP responses, please click here and search for Morgan Sindall Group.

The dates in the table are the publish dates and do not necessarily reflect the same year the data was reported.

The use by Morgan Sindall Group plc of any MSCI ESG research llc or its affiliates (“MSCI”) data, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of Morgan Sindall Group plc by MSCI. MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers, and are provided ‘as-is’ and without warranty. MSCI names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI.