Here at Esh Group, we recognise that to be a sustainable organisation requires involvement and contribution from the whole workforce. To achieve this, we developed our Summit 2026 objective ‘to embed a strong sustainability culture within the organisation’.
To help us maintain a positive sustainability culture, we follow the 5 Cs:
Communication is key to a strong environmental culture. At Esh Construction, we deliver monthly ‘sustainability on site’ briefings for site staff via the Esh Safe News and Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) meetings.
To promote control and compliance, our construction sites receive a Health, Safety and Environmental Inspection monthly. We have developed our own Esh Safe Standard environmental scoring system, which all sites are required to pass on inspection.
Many environmental initiatives struggle to reach the staff working on site. In recognition of this fact, we have committed to all staff who hold the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualification to attend the CITB Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) course. This will ensure operatives are competent in managing sustainability on site.
This commitment goes beyond compliance; Esh Construction have dedicated 1,296 hours of Site Managers/Engineers time to environmental training in 2017. This investment in SEATS shows Esh Construction supporting local businesses, as the training is delivered by Northern Counties Safety Group, based in County Durham.