Our service „sustainability management” refers to an HSE system for construction sites, in which classical sustainability aspects are additionally transferred to the construction site. The sustainability assessment is, inter alia, initiated by the requirement for a non-financial reporting according to the CSR Directive Implementation Act from 2017. The essential document is here the sustainability plan for the construction site.
For the purpose of defining and delineating the term “sustainability”, the sustainability aspects rely on the standard devised by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The result of the sustainability assessment is the sustainability report, in which the ecological, social, and economic sustainability aspects are pertained to the construction site.
Focusing on the construction site, it is essential that only the sustainability of construction activities carried out for the building erection are considered rather than the sustainability of the building itself. For example, only materials that do not remain in the building are taken into account. Materials remaining in the building are part of a lifecycle-assessment, which does not fall under the tasks of a sustainability management for construction sites. Another delimitation is carried out with regard to the supply chain. It must be determined how exactly upstream- or downstream-components of the supplier has to be put in the limelight.
Furthermore, the sustainability aspects are subjected to a standardized materiality analysis. Here, the individual aspects are prioritized depending on the stakeholders’ interest as well as the relevance of ecological, social, and economic aspects.
We will be happy to provide further explanations on our approach by means of examples, diagrams, and flow charts in a personal meeting.