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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The pandemic has caused major shifts in migration patterns, including huge movements of people in and out of urban areas.

Furthermore, climate change and conflicts tend to have disproportionate impacts on cities. These factors mean that the world is far from achieving the goal of sustainable cities. In many developing countries, slum populations have been growing, putting at risk the target of adequate housing for all by 2030. Since 2015, the number of countries with national disaster risk reduction strategies has more than doubled.

To achieve SDG 11, efforts must focus on strengthening capacities for planning for urban development, improving access to public transportation and enhancing waste management.

Our Work in This Area

Renewable Energy

With multiple office and warehouse locations across the UK, our goal is to power key sites with renewable energy as far as possible. Our programme started with solar panels being fitted at our headquarters in Southampton in 2021, with additional installs on our buildings across the country in progress.

Hybrid Vehicles

We’re committed to building a company vehicle fleet which is sustainable. Our aim to have 50% of our company car fleet hybrid by 2022 was successfully reached in 2021. We aim to have this at 80% by 2024. When possible and as vehicle technology progresses, we will also look to roll out engineer vans and lorries under this umbrella.

Electric Vehicles

We’re also expanding our portfolio to include electric vehicle options. Our goal is for at least 20% of our company car vehicle fleet to be electric by 2024. Alongside this, we will introduce electric car charging points at our UK sites, with this goal under continuous review and development.

More To Come

Our internal SDG hub is currently receiving ideas from colleagues across our business on the next steps we can take to achieve this goal.

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