Putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do
We believe that sustainability is a way of working, completing any task or making any decision which reduces the impact that our businesses have on the environment, society and economies at a global and local scale.
Affordable and Clean Energy
We provide power stations generating energy to keep the lights on in people’s homes across the world.
Sustainable cities and communities
We provide buildings for people to work and live in and we provide bridges, roads, cycle paths, walking routes to get people to work every morning and home again at night.
We obtain metals and minerals which are essential for everyday life across the world, in the cans that our food is delivered in, in the mobile phones we use, we also undertake industrial processes to supply processed materials for factories around the world to produce products.
We rebuild communities that have been destroyed by natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding and we design infrastructure to make sure that is can withstand extreme weather events and the ongoing effects of climate change.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, so whatever you do with us we want you to empower you to come up with your own ideas on how to embed sustainability in all of the decisions that we make so that the work that we do can have a positive impact on the environment, societies and local and global economies.
"We are currently undertaking a wide range of initiatives and projects which have a positive impact on society, the environment, and global and local economies around the world. Our business has to respond to increasing amounts of change in the countries we operate in, be it climate change, political instability, the scarcity of resources or the expansion of the global population and increasing urbanization. To respond to these changes, we're putting Sustainability at the heart of our business strategy. We've developed our Sustainability Policy and our Sustainable Business Strategy around the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our route map to a future-facing business."
"Our Sustainability Policy and our Sustainable Business Strategy governs the social, environmental and economic impacts of our business activities worldwide. In establishing our policy and strategy governance structure, our goal is to reduce the impact that our operations have on society and respond to global environmental and societal trends and changes worldwide."
Ian L Edwards CEO and President, SNC-Lavalin
We recognize that our clients are putting increasingly ambitious
sustainability strategies in place and are looking to us to support them in
delivering those strategies. We are also passionate as a business about the
positive impact that we can have on the world around us and how our
sustainability expertise can enhance projects at every level. Our updated
SNC-Lavalin Sustainable Business Strategy shows the positive impact we can have
across our project activities and our corporate activities as a business
UN Sustainable Development Goals
We're currently contributing to all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Over the next five years, our strategy is to focus our improvement activities on the three where we can make the most strategic impact.
UN GLOBAL Compact member
Since 2015, SNC-Lavalin has been a signatory of the Global Compact. We recognize the link between sustainable development and other relevant, ongoing economic, social and environmental processes. And we're using our potential to create significant, positive change across all our global activities. Through corporate initiatives and our project execution, we're already making tangible, sustainable impacts on strategic economic, social and environmental issues.
Affordable & clean energy
The world's leading economies are fast-tracking a low-carbon future. It's our responsibility to help our clients understand and prepare to deliver infrastructure in a carbon-conscious world. We're coming up with fast, innovative ways to make cost-effective, renewable power widespread. Some of our specialist technologies include offshore and onshore wind, hydroelectricity, as well as biomass, geothermal, solar, tidal and decentralized energy.
Our talented, multi-disciplinary teams provide robust engineering design, services and technical advice in renewable and clean energy. You'll learn from some of the industry's most technically skilled individuals, across fatigue assessment, finite element analysis, dynamic analysis, computational fluid dynamics and hydrodynamics.
The world is expected to invest around USD90 trillion in infrastructure over the next 15 years. The global vision is to replace ageing places and spaces in advanced economies, accommodating higher growth and structural changes in emerging markets and developing countries. Investing in cities and communities underpins core economic activity and is essential to achieving inclusive, sustainable growth. Sustainable infrastructure will initiate global growth while delivering on the UN SDGs and reducing climate risk.
Investing in sustainable low carbon infrastructure
How the world invests in infrastructure will lock in for decades to come. We can choose a climate-resilient, future-proofed world or an inefficient high-carbon path that will exacerbate climate change. So, for us, sustainability is ensuring that the places and spaces we shape are compatible with social and environmental goals.
Developing sustainable cities and communities
Our teams are already working on a wide range of sustainable infrastructure projects. We're at the forefront of research and development for future-proofing and developing smart cities. From new construction to upgrades and expansions, we design, operate and maintain sustainable infrastructure across the energy, transport, buildings, water, and environmental sectors.
For today's projects to be sustainable over the long term, we need to plan for tomorrow's climate realities. Working across the disciplines, our engineers, meteorologists and toxicologists pinpoint and predict vulnerabilities caused by rising temperatures and changing weather. We're also actively helping governments and companies to reduce their emissions, assessing and quantifying their resilience to climate change events. Working closely with them, we're developing climate change adaption and mitigation strategies to future-proof their operations.