Sustainability (the GEEP Model)

A sustainable business model

Sustainable value

Earthwork Services making sustainable contributions to social wellbeing, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity with the future in mind.

Responsible site management. Shared Success.

We develop tomorrow’s earthmoving solutions today.

We are committed to operating sustainably as a responsible business of the future. We believe that through sensible, responsible and ethical corporate behaviour that reflects true consideration for our employees, communities and other stakeholders and the environment in which we live, we will be successful in sustaining our business of the future. We view sustainable and responsible business practices as critical for our business and stakeholder value.
Our understanding of Sustainability is about managing risks and opportunities in a way that best balances the long term needs of all our stakeholders – our customers, employees, suppliers, and business partners, as well as the wider community and the environment at large. We have a clear commitment to think and act in the interest of future generations, balancing People, Earth/Environment and Economic factors through effective governance (the GEEP model). In addressing these Sustainability factors, we are able to interpret and understand the ever evolving business environment and successfully address the issues most material to our business and stakeholders, now and in the future.
We understand that this is an evolving agenda and seek to progressively embed the management of sustainability issues into business as usual practice, while also anticipating and shaping emerging issues where we have the skills and experience to make a meaningful difference and drive business value. We believe we will achieve this through a well-defined governance structure and the Management Review Committee, composed of top managers who oversee the integration of sustainability throughout its business model.

A sustainable business model

Sheppard Earthmoving has a sustainable, customer-focused business model oriented towards the generation of stable recurring profits, while integrating ethical, social and environmental criteria. This business model, based on our long-term vision, has allowed Sheppard Earthmoving to be the market leader in earthworks and site management services, anticipating challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities found in the changing environment. By working in a responsible and sustainable way, we have preserved and extended our licence to operate.

Excellent corporate governance

Responsible business is good business. To be a truly sustainable business, we believe we must remain focused on our vision, operate in alignment with our values, proactively manage our risks, opportunities and value creation dimensions and deliver sustainable contributions to social wellbeing, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity, guided by our strong governance systems. We are committed to conduct business in a responsible way and this is reflected and implemented in our corporate governance approach to policies, decisions and actions throughout the value chain.

Sheppard Earthmoving’s corporate governance strategy is oriented around the principles of accountability, efficiency and the protection of stakeholder interests, and not only ensures compliance with all applicable legal requirements but guarantees sustainable management in accordance with the best international practices. Click here to access all information about corporate governance.

Policies

Sheppard Earthmoving ensures sustainability criteria are properly followed when conducting business through a robust management system with several policies, codes, procedures and internal rules inspired by Sustainability, Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety (QEHS) standards, best practices, international protocols and guides.

At the highest and most strategic level, the Business Sustainability Policy defines Sheppard Earthmoving’s sustainability approach oriented toward creating long-term value for all stakeholders: employees, customers, and other stakeholders and communities; meeting our legal and other obligations and managing sustainability risks.