At Jacobs, their focus is on building long-term client relationships that has helped them to become one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. Their 54,000 employees in 230+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies. Around the world, across all disciplines, Jacobs works to constantly demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through their words and actions. That commitment is reflected every day through their low-cost posture, their BeyondZero® safety philosophy, and their adherence to their Seven Principles of Sustainability.
Acuity Legal is a commercial law firm focused on supporting business with their business plans. Acuity act for UK businesses and global companies with UK interests from their offices in London, Cardiff and Swansea. They are focused on delivering value and success to their clients and their systems and approach to delivery is reflective of a modern and sophisticated law firm and aims to set themselves apart from other law firms. They work from highly sustainable offices which they selected because they had been awarded BREEAM excellent standard and contain biomass boilers, low energy M&E systems and rainwater harvesting features. They use the latest cloud based IT systems to ensure our lawyers can work in an agile fashion whether travelling or at client’s offices. They are members of the Legal Sustainability Alliance an inclusive movement of legal firms committed to working collaboratively to take action to improve the environmental sustainability of their operations and activities.
The sustainability and renewable energy team at Acuity are a cross departmental team of lawyers with expertise in corporate, commercial, projects, public law, litigation and real estate with a collective passion and significant experience within the sector.
Sponsored by: Enterprise: Rent a Car
Enterprise is delighted to partner with Cynnal Cymru, and are committed to helping to make a positive impact in progressing sustainable development in Wales. As part of our core values, we realise we owe our success to the support and goodwill of the people who live in our local communities. A key goal of ours is also to work in partnership with our customers to consult and deliver innovative and sustainable solutions such as Enterprise Car Club to assist in changing travel behaviour within their organisation in order to reduce Co2 emissions and costs generated by business travel. We have seen huge success in this area and are passionate about the opportunity we see to not only assist organisations in travelling more sustainably but through collaboration, helping to develop a more sustainable transport infrastructure and culture in Wales.
Buildings for the Future
Sponsored by: Melin Homes
Melin Homes owns and manages over 3,500 properties in Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Newport and Powys. They offer houses for rent and properties for sale, which can be bought through low-cost home ownership schemes. Their Being Greener team delivers the Welsh Government Warm Homes (Arbed) energy efficiency programme and their Little by Little team supports households with energy efficiency savings and helping to improve their quality of life. They also deliver job and training opportunities through the Melin Works team.
Sponsored by: Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
Dŵr Cymru is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. It is responsible for providing over three million people – across most of Wales, Herefordshire and parts of Deeside – with a continuous, high quality supply of drinking water and protecting public health and the environment by taking away and treating waste water safely and responsibly.
Dŵr Cymru is different from other water companies as it doesn’t have shareholders. This means that profits are reinvested to ensure customers receive the best possible service at the most affordable price.
Sponsored by: Principality Stadium
The Welsh Rugby Union (a not-for-profit organisation) owns the stadium and have embraced the 3 pillars of sustainable development – social, economic and environmental because it makes economic sense but also it is the right things to do. The stadium now recycles around 98% of its waste and all food waste is composted savings 78 tonnes of waste from going to landfill and saving £21,000 per year. The stadium was the first venue to achieve the British Standard for Sustainable Development and ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management. Currently all their energy comes from renewable sources however they are currently looking in to putting solar PV on their roof working closely with the Low Carbon Research Institute on sourcing the technology and the logistics of fitting the panels to produce all its own energy and become entirely self-sufficient and “off the grid”. This would make the Principality Stadium, the first stadium in the world to do this. The WRU are keen to focus on at the moment is their community engagement, looking at how they can socially benefit Wales.