With the presidency of both COP26 and the G7 in 2021, the UK has had the opportunity to demonstrate to the international community its credentials as a leader in the environmental future of our planet.

Building upon the earlier ‘Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’ and the Energy White Paper, the UK Government published, in October 2021, its ’Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener’ sets out the policies and proposals for decarbonising the UK economy and meeting the Net Zero target by 2050.

Nexus’ activities are at the heart of several aspects of the UK’s environmental strategy. Our Energy Transition business, eSmart Networks, is one of the principal deliverers of EV charging infrastructure as well as providing solutions to enable projects in renewable energy to connect to the grid.

As a multi-utilities connections provider, TriConnex is at the forefront of the changes that will provide economical, renewable energy to homes in the years ahead. Tamdown’s civil engineering and infrastructure activities are associated with the delivery of new energy-efficient homes in developments which now include biodiversity initiatives in their designs.

In 2021, we completed our new Group offices at Nexus Park, achieving BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating for its design and construction which includes features such as use of air source heat pumps for heating and cooling, high performance glazing and insulation, water conservation measures, a ‘green roof’ and wildflower areas set aside for nature to flourish.

There are several aspects of office operations which are aimed at saving energy, reducing waste and recycling as much as possible. During the year, we introduced a flexible working policy which has the benefit of significantly reducing the number of employee commuter journeys. We offer the Cycle to Work Scheme as part of our employee benefits package and have included a secure bike store and showering facilities as part of the Nexus Park design.