In terms of our operations, our main goal is to reduce our use of resources. We have established subsidiary goals for energy consumption, waste management, purchasing and travel (both in projects and when commuting).
Multiconsult aims to reduce its own use of resources by:
- increasing the proportion of environmentally certified suppliers and ecolabelled products and services by 30%
- sorting at least 75% of waste at source
- reducing air emissions by promoting changes in how employees commute
- increasing the use of videoconferencing and Lync meetings by 50%
- reducing the energy consumption of our buildings by 15%
Eco-Lighthouse certified offices
By the end of 2014, all of Multiconsult’s offices with more than five employees will be certified under the Eco-Lighthouse scheme. The goals and plans of action required by the scheme, as well as their implementation and the related reporting, help to raise our general environmental awareness, which is then reflected in our projects.
BREEAM NOR, -Communities and -in use
Multiconsult has been actively involved in developing the BREEAM methodology in Norway, in collaboration with the Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC) and a number of other players in the construction industry. Our Bergen office was the first building in Bergen to achieve an Excellent rating under BREEAM, and our Oslo office will be one of the first places to be classified under the “In-use” scheme.
BREEAM certification is a voluntary rating system for buildings and outdoor spaces, which private sector companies in the building and property industries have found adds value to their businesses. Many Multiconsult employees are certified as BREEAM advisors and assessors.
The United Nations Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Multiconsult became a member of the UN Global Compact and the Nordic Network in 2016. Most of the UN’s 17 sustainability goals are relevant to our business and support the Environmental Lighthouses.