Our guiding purpose is to build a better world by being at the heart of building. To achieve
this, we have developed an Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy, our ESG Strategy
2030, simplifying the way we articulate our goals and ambitions.

Address
climate change

Decarbonise our products, processes and supply chain by focusing on carbon
reduction, water efficiency and
biodiversity gains to achieve 40%
reduction in carbon by 2030 and be
Net Zero by 2040.


Improve
lives

Build our social value by investing in
our people, our culture and our
communities. Ensuring our colleagues
belong, thrive and grow and that we make a positive impact in the communities that we operate.



Manufacture materials for life

Evolve our products, processes and services by incorporating whole life cycle design, preserving raw materials and
future proofing our offer to customers
through a diversified portfolio.



Address climate change

Decarbonise our products, processes and supply chain by focusing on carbon reduction, water efficiency and biodiversity gains to achieve 40% reduction in carbon by 2030 and be Net Zero by 2040.

Why: As an energy intensive manufacturer, the principal driver for sustainable change is the mitigation of climate change through carbon reduction. With 11% of global carbon emissions attributed to construction products and processes our responsibilities are clear. Focusing on operational efficiency, estate renewal, alternative fuels and new technology we will significantly reduce our impacts.

2030 Ambitions

Carbon reduction
Reduce absolute Carbon (Scope 1 and 2) by 40% against 2019 baseline.

Biodiversity net gain
Achieve Biodiversity Net Gain across our estate using Biodiversity Metric 2.0.

Water efficiency
Reduce mains water use by 25% per tonne of production against a 2019 baseline.

Improve lives

Build our social value by investing in our people, our culture and our communities. Ensuring our colleagues belong, thrive & grow & that we make a positive impact in the communities that we operate. 

Why: To attract and nurture the talent and skills our industry needs for the future – fundamental changes are required in the sector and our own business. Supporting equality through inclusivity, engagement and opportunity will help ensure we have the right people for a sustainable future.

2030 Ambitions

Health, safety & wellbeing
Ensure all our employees can be at their best more of the time through our health, safety and wellbeing strategies.

Inspiring futures
Provide development and growth for all, with every employee developing their skills annually and 10% in Earn and Learn positions.

Employee experience
Reduce mains water use Increase female senior leadership representation to 40% by 2027 as part of our proactive approach to diversity and inclusion.

Manufacture materials for life

Evolve our products, processes and services by incorporating whole life cycle design, preserving raw materials and future proofing our offer to customers through a diversified portfolio.

Why: Challenges remain in the built environment around the whole life impact of materials. To lead in our sector, our core offer will evolve, delivering lower embodied carbon products with full data transparency, enabling informed decision making in the market. As our sector transforms our Ibstock Futures Division will focus on the development of new technologies, products and solutions to support the growth in sustainability and more modern methods of construction (MMC).

2030 Ambitions

Product innovation
Achieve 20% sales turnover from new products and solutions that deliver customer value and improved sustainability.

Circular economy 
Embed circular economy principles into the business, prioritising zero waste and driving demand for secondary materials markets.

Dematerialisation 
Reduce raw materials consumption consumption with a focus on plastics, secondary aggregate and cementitious replacements.

COMING SOON

Our 2021 sustainability report will be available soon for you to see, we’ll be looking back at a challenging year and forward to some exciting new projects.