Minimising our environmental footprint

Reliable and effective environmental management is integral to the delivery of safe, sustainable, and efficient operations, and is an important element of CIMIC’s licence to operate. We respect the diverse and sensitive regions and environments in which we work.
We aim to continually improve and innovate to increase the efficiency of the resources we use, to reduce waste and to lower costs, creating greater value for our clients and benefitting the environment.

Our environment pillar focus areas address environmental management, sustainable products and services, climate change, circular economy, water protection, biodiversity and ecosystems.

Our target is to reduce our emissions generated by Scope 1 (primarily fuels) and 2 (purchased electricity) to net zero by 2038 and to achieve net zero for Scope 3 (primarily materials such as concrete, steel and bitumen, as well as waste and travel) by 2045. 

We are also committed to abiding by the principles of the UN Global Compact and we support the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement to stop global warming. 

Environmental management

Operating across a range of diverse and sensitive areas, CIMIC manages its environmental footprint using consistent processes and methods that reflect best practice and mitigate environmental risk. Governance controls include the Group’s Code of Conduct and Environmental Policy supplemented by Operating Company policies and systems and quarterly reviews by the Group’s Board appointed Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Committee (ECSC). 

CIMIC requires each of its Operating Companies to maintain a management system that ensures compliance with Group requirements as well as the unique operating and compliance requirements of each business. 

Environmental Management Systems at our Operating Companies which undertake works in the field, including CPB Contractors, Broad, Leighton Asia, UGL, and Sedgman, are all certified to ISO 14001. 

All projects are required to put in place Environmental Management Plans which integrate environmental obligations and client environmental requirements during project delivery. 

On significant large or complex infrastructure projects, CIMIC’s Operating Companies are increasingly required by clients to implement Sustainability Management Plans, which include Climate Resilience Sub Plans and a requirement to undertake a formalised Climate Risk Assessment.

Sustainable products and services  

CIMIC offers clients innovative opportunities to integrate more sustainable solutions through the asset lifecycle. We add to the value proposition with cleantech and green rated solutions and sustainable design alternatives, utilising BIM to evaluate improvements and efficiencies. 

Our focus on increasing resilience to climate risks includes undertaking risk assessments and designing and adapting projects to respond to potential and actual impacts. By offering and developing alternate construction materials we further advance sustainable outcomes. 

For more information about how we are evolving our business, check out the following pages which provide case studies of our delivery of sustainable solutions, and details of initiatives that underpin our sustainability strategy:


Excellence in sustainable construction

Excellence in sustainable construction

In 2022, two projects constructed by Leighton Asia were recognised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and Professional Green Building Council for their sustainability performance: the Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (HYW BCP) project and the Columbarium and Garden of Remembrance project at Tsang Tsui.

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Metro Tunnel Project achieves a 6-Star Green Star rating

Metro Tunnel Project achieves a 6-Star Green Star rating

A 6-Star Green Star rating has been awarded to the Sunshine Signal Control Centre, part of CPB Contractors’ joint venture Metro Tunnel Project. Awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia, this rating recognises ‘World Leadership’ in environmentally sustainable building design and construction. 

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Intelligent earthworks

CPB Contractors wins International Environmental Excellence Award for Western Sydney Airport Major Earthworks

Receipt of this award recognises the efforts of CPB Contractors in addressing the environmental limitations of the project, with particular emphasis on the large-scale erosion and sedimentation controls and procedures.

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