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Sustainable Charter Move For Costain

2 September 2013

Costain has underlined its continued commitment to sustainable development by signing up to the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Charter.

Signing the Charter is a voluntary commitment to making sustainability central to business, promoting and delivering environmental, social and economic wellbeing through decisions and operations and sharing the learning from that journey. So far more than 150 organisations, big and small, from a range of sectors across Wales have joined.

“Sustainability is a cornerstone of Costain Cares – our commitment to meeting the needs of our clients, communities, employees and stakeholders,” said Barry Woodman, Costain Programme Director. “By signing up to the Charter we’re demonstrating our commitment to putting sustainable development at the core of everything we do and to continue to deliver sustainable solutions. We’re also challenging ourselves to do things differently, and agreeing to share best practice to support sustainable development.”

David Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive of Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales, which manages the Charter on behalf of Welsh Government, welcomed Costain to the network of Charter signatories. “Costain is an innovative organisation with a strong reputation for sustainability.  In joining the network, Costain’s broad range of good practice examples can be shared with other organisations across Wales.”

Signatories within the Charter network share best practice through forums and events, fostering innovation, development and collaboration to develop new ideas and support sustainable development.

Barry added: “These innovations can then be fed back into the business and shared with other stakeholders to improve sustainability throughout the industry.”