Firm has previously set out 2025 waste and carbon reduction targets

Wates has brought in former Balfour Beatty associate director Bekir Andrews to a new role of environmental sustainability director

The firm said Andrews will spearhead efforts to decarbonise its operations as part of its commitment to eliminating waste and carbon from its own jobs by 2025.

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Andrews spent a decade at Balfour Beatty

He will report into Wates’ group safety, health, environment, quality and sustainability director John Dunne.

At Balfour, where he spent a decade, Andrews was in charge of developing the firm’s international sustainability strategy as well as leading its Beyond Net Zero initiative.