At BKL, we recognize that sustainability requires the optimization of environmental, social and economic outcomes. This ensures ecosystems are maintained, communities thrive and society prospers, now and in the future. Sustainability is at the core of how we deliver value to our clients as a socially responsible company. This overarching policy provides the framework for setting and reviewing our environmental, social and economic objectives and targets.


Responsibility and accountability for sustainability begins with the partners but our success depends on each employee integrating sustainability principles into our daily activities.

To comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and requirements

To recycle all waste material possible (In 2016 we saved 1.5 t of carbon, 12,038 L of water; 8 trees and 1,863 kwh of electricity)

To avoid the use of paper wherever possible

To avoid the use of postal services when possible, saving on transportation and on paper

To keep energy usage low, for example, making use of low energy light bulbs throughout

To reuse waste paper (from the printer) where possible, making use of the blank side for notes, etc.

To always make use of recycling schemes by the printer manufacturers (to recycle toner cartridges and drums)

To purchase products with a lower environmental impact

Encourage others to use less paper by adding a note to our email signature to discourage email printing

Avoid unnecessary travel by making use of instant messaging, video and audio conferencing, telephone and email

Support the use of rechargeable batteries and always recycle old batteries

Encourage employees to use sustainable commute

To optimize net environmental, social and economic performance in all aspects of our business

To plan, design and implement projects with our clients that focus on sustainable value creation

To operate our own facilities in a safe and environmentally and socially responsible manner while managing our footprint

To develop, employ, and disseminate innovative technologies and methods that integrate sustainability into our business and our clients’ projects

To identify and undertake activities that contribute to the communities in which we live and work through initiatives such as charitable giving

To provide employees with the training, opportunity and encouragement to integrate sustainability as part of their work and passion

To regularly review our projects and business sustainability initiatives to capture insights and promote continual improvement

To communicate our achievements annually