Contractor NG Bailey has committed to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which means the company will now publically disclose its economic, environmental and social performance on an annual basis.

NG Bailey’s commitment focuses on six key areas of impact – delivering sustainable building solutions for its clients, its approach to working with suppliers, creating opportunity for its people, providing a safe working environment, supporting communities and lowering its carbon footprint.

The commitment to the GRI was detailed in the firm’s third annual sustainability report. Other successes highlighted by the company include the opening of its new Scottish HQ, which achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and EPC Grade ‘A’ rating, a reduction in its carbon footprint, including the installation of energy efficient technologies across its 25-strong office estate and a reduction in its transport emissions. For the fourth consecutive year, the company has also reported a decrease in reportable on-site accidents.

NG Bailey claims to have made headway in understanding the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and what impact the carbon-trading scheme will have on its clients. As part of this, the company is taking part in the only trial of the scheme through Carbon Action Yorkshire.

Mark Andrews, chief executive of NG Bailey said: “Sustainability makes good business sense. Low energy buildings cost less to run over their lifetime, are worth more as an asset and offer occupants a better environment in which to work. The economic downturn should not get in the way of investment in this area.”