Our Sustainability Statement

Mercury has published our Sustainability strategy, Our Planet, Our Duty, at the end of 2020, promising to create a more sustainable environment around us. We are committed to adopting and promoting good corporate governance approaches across all our business activities and operations. This includes guaranteeing a safe and sustainable environment for our clients, employees and value chain partners and upholding our responsibilities as a member of the local community and society as a whole. Our Sustainability Statement outlines our commitment as a responsible business.

Materiality Survey Sets Our Priorities

We recently refreshed our materiality survey with key stakeholders, and we plan to continue this practice every two years. The results are important in prioritising our sustainability objectives for the forthcoming years.

Sustainability KPI Framework

Our strategic plan and materiality survey results led us to the KPI Framework we use to show our specific ambitions more clearly and identify the KPIs we would track over time to demonstrate achievements in each focus area.

Our roadmap framework includes a focus on four key objectives – also known as sustainability duties – highlighting specific outcomes we strive to achieve:

  1. Being an Employer of Choice: Included in this area would be our initiatives around equality, diversity and inclusion, making learning and educational opportunities available to employees helping them grow in their careers and learn new skills. Looking after employee well-being is also a part of this sustainability duty.
  2. Maintaining Responsible Partnerships: Remaining responsive to our clients' needs and supporting their sustainability objectives, we are also working with our supply chain and subcontractor partners to support them on their journeys towards being responsible in their practices and decisions impacting sustainability outcomes.
  3. Minimising Our Environmental Footprint: This duty includes a focus on greenhouse gas emissions caused by our buildings, vehicles, and operations. We also pay attention to our waste management approaches, being energy efficient, and being mindful of biodiversity. Environmental outcomes on our projects are also part of this duty.
  4. Local Community Wellbeing: Supporting local organisations around our sites to benefit the quality of life for those living in those communities is a priority for us. We support initiatives around supplies for schools, maintaining healthy lifestyles, and fundraising for organisations working to improve the wellbeing of people in need of food, shelter, mental health support, etc.

Our corporate giving and volunteer support focus areas align with these UN SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals):

Our Corporate Giving budget increased by 60% from 2021 to 2022. And our number of NGOs supported increased to 37 in 2022 from 28 in 2021.

Achievements and News Items from the Last 12 Months