Our Sustainability Approach

At Sedgman we are focused on including sustainability considerations in all we do – to improve our performance across the key areas of environment, social and governance (ESG).

As a part of the CIMIC Group, we are dedicated to achieving net zero emissions for Scope 1 (primarily fuels) and 2 (purchased electricity) by 2038, and net zero emissions for Scope 3 by 2045. CIMIC Group continues to rank among the best performing companies for sustainability.

Understanding the climate-related impacts of our work, and identifying solutions to reduce emissions, both in our operations and our designs is a part of our journey to get to net zero. We are reducing emissions by boosting energy productivity, reducing waste, supporting rehabilitation of degraded land, increasing the use of renewable energy and driving innovation. We support the work of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), to increase transparency around the response of businesses to climate change.

We have a role to play in helping to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and have aligned our ESG strategy to the areas that we can positively impact - through the way we deliver our designs, projects and services; the way we engage and support our employees; and how we manage our supply chains and invest in local community projects.

Sedgman’s ESG Strategy

Our approach to sustainability and ESG is linked to our drive for innovation and our long history of design thinking. We are committed to driving down our own environmental impacts, and the impacts associated with our designs, while creating value for our employees, suppliers and local communities. Our strategy is focused on sustainable designs, services and delivery and putting people first, underpinned by strong governance. See more about our approach here:

Sedgman ESG Strategic Focus

Sustainable Designs and Services

  • Design for minimised lifecycle emissions, water use, and environmental footprint
  • Continue to develop industry partnerships to deliver holistic sustainable solutions
  • Increase delivery of projects in new economy minerals, and mine waste reprocessing

Low Impact Delivery

  • Minimise GHG emissions, waste and environmental impacts in construction and operations  
  • Increase procurement of sustainable resources, and ensure environmentally responsible supply chains

People First

  • Foster safe, diverse, local, inclusive and rewarding workplaces, and support positive community legacy initiatives
  • Ensure fair treatment and dignity of workers in our supply chains

Strong Governance

  • Focussed leadership in ESG, with active staff training, and transparent reporting


Linking our ESG Strategy to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Our ESG strategy has been developed to specifically address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on which we can have the most impact. These include good health and well-being, reduced inequalities, responsible consumption and production, and climate action.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3

Good Health and Well-being

We are committed to the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, and the communities where we work. Our focus is on both the physical and mental well-being of our people, and we are committed to supporting local community health through sponsorship of trusted partners, such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Read more about our commitment to health and safety, and community investment.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 10

Reduced Inequalities

We are deeply committed to reducing inequality in all forms. and are focused on improving female participation and inclusion in our teams. Our Reconciliation Action Plan outlines our action plan in for contributing to important work of reconciliation and reducing the inequalities faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This includes both setting employment targets and increasing representation in our supply chain. We undertake regular risk assessments and targeted audits to reduce the risk of modern slavery in our company and supply chain and have allocated resources to train our people on the dangers and signs of modern slavery. and have allocated resources to train our people on the dangers and signs of modern slavery.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12

Responsible Consumption and Production

From concept through to detailed design, we are committed to lowering the impact of processing the minerals required for the energy transition. We deliver this though reduced footprint designs and using lower impact materials, as well as strategies that minimise energy consumption and water use. We are delivering options studies that not only consider capital and operating costs, but the full lifecycle of emissions.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 13

Climate Action

CIMIC Group is committed to achieving net zero emissions for Scope 1 (primarily fuels) and 2 (purchased electricity) by 2038, and net zero emissions for Scope 3 by 2045. At Sedgman, we are supporting the energy transition by focusing our growth on the minerals needed for increased electrification and renewable power generation. This reflects our commitment to meet sustainable development goal seven - affordable and clean energy.

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