For almost 50 years, Mercury has been delivering complex engineering projects that focus on making a positive impact and improving life in the built environment. We believe in doing things smarter, better and more sustainably.
We have signed the Business in the Community Low Carbon Pledge and are committed to reducing our scope 1 & 2 green house gas emission intensity by 50% by 2030.
In addition to our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, we have a robust sustainability strategy and policy that encompasses every aspect of our business.
Our sustainability initiatives
Sustainability Committee & Work Groups – Our dedicated sustainability committee and our EHS department work to implement sustainable initiatives across Mercury.
Commuting Schemes – We encourage and promote a green environment and the reduction of fossil fuel emissions through a variety of employee commuter schemes. As such, all Mercury employees can avail of the below:
- Carpooling – We encourage and assist employees to carpool together, helping our staff drive smarter and more sustainably every day.
- Cycle to Work – Our Cycle to Work initiative gives our team the opportunity to sacrifice part of their salary in return for a bicycle and/or selected safety equipment to use for journeys to and from work, saving them up to 52% of the costs through their taxes.
- TaxSaver Commuter Tickets – We encourage our staff to use public transport where possible and sensible. Mercury employees can have their commuter tickets deducted through their salary, saving up to 52% of the costs through their taxes.
Paperless office – Mercury operates in an increasingly paperless environment, with all documents saved and shared on our secure internal cloud document storage & collaboration solution, reducing printing requirements across all our global sites and offices. Mercury also uses DocuSign, saving 80,000 sheets of paper being printed every year.
Recycling – We have recently invested in new recycling initiatives, with all of our waste paper, toner cartridges, batteries, cardboard and plastic containers recycled responsibly.
Waste reduction - We also recently announced a new initiative to remove all single-use coffee and water cups across our office and replace them with multi-use keep cups and water bottles.
Energy management – We take active steps to manage our energy requirements responsibly and reduce our carbon footprint. We ensure that all our electronics are switched off outside of business hours and over weekends and holidays.