Paving the way for a more sustainable future

Sustainability is a guiding principle

We are committed to building better communities, by ensuring sustainability and environmental protection and compliance is considered in all aspects of the business to enhance, protect and restore communities and their surrounding environment for future generations.

Sustainability for us is more than being environmentally conscious. It is also about considering our supply chain, workforce diversity and equality, educational opportunities, and the consideration of alternative and innovative designs, materials and energy sources to deliver projects. It also involves supporting local and broader communities by giving back.

To create healthy environments and thriving communities, we are aligning our business with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Care for the environment

We aim to ensure that the environment is protected and considered in all areas of the business to enhance, maintain, and restore the environment and communities within. 

This is achieved through the continual improvement of our independently certified environmental management system that is compliant with AS/NZS ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management System. Across all programs and projects, we undertake environmental risk assessments and prepare Construction Environmental Management Plans which guide us in implementing appropriate environmental controls to prevent pollution and mitigate risk of environmental harm as reasonably practical.

Towards Net Zero

We are developing a Strategy to guide us on our transition journey towards a goal to achieve operational Net Zero, focusing on baselines and carbon reduction targets.  

Giving back to communities

Our mission to build better communities extends beyond the complex infrastructure we build. It is deeply embedded into our culture and values as an engineering business. 

Since inception, we have given back 0.1% of revenue to local charity partnerships. We have supported Vinnies and Oxfam to help those experiencing poverty and homelessness; WaterAid, to provide clean water and good sanitation to those that need it most; Engineers without Borders to harness the potential of engineering to create an equitable reality for the planet; and Beyond Blue and Mates in Construction (NZ) to support mental health. 

Creating opportunities within communities

We aim to leave a positive legacy for the communities where we live and work. Across all our projects, we strive to support local, indigenous, and social enterprises through the procurement of goods and services. We also are committed to ensuring our supply chain is free of modern slavery and aim to create employment opportunities for locals. We also encourage our subcontractors to do the same.

Building a brighter future

Abergeldie partners with university institutions and organisations across several opportunities that align with our sustainability objectives. This includes The Abergeldie First Nations Scholarship, offered through Western Sydney University, and our sponsorship of the Western Sydney Solar Car Team, as well as Hydrogen House Australia. 

A culture that respects diversity and inclusion

We are passionate about fostering a culture that is diverse and inclusive, where our people feel respected, valued, and empowered to succeed - and actively encourage our subcontractors to do the same. The diversity of our teams and unique perspectives of our workers are what propels us forward with ideas and innovation, helping us to better serve our clients and communities. We aim to ensure our recruitment, retention and growth opportunities provide equal opportunities, and are on track to achieve gender balance by 2025. We offer flexible working to suit diverse needs and lifestyles, creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

Respect for Traditional Owners

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Traditional Owners, Custodians and First Nations of Australia, and Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand. In February 2021, our commitment to reconciliation through our REFLECT Reconciliation Action Plan was formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.