Driving Change: ASD’s Sustainability Journey

At ASD we are passionate about our part in building a sustainable future and minimising the impact on our planet. Beyond merely minimising the industry’s impact on the environment, we place equal importance on social and economic aspects, embodying the mantra of ‘People, Planet, Profit’. In this blog post, we delve into ASD’s sustainability mission, current initiatives, and our comprehensive plan for the future.

Defining Sustainability at ASD

For us, sustainability extends beyond its influence on the planet’s natural resources. It encompasses the support of human communities and actively contributing to sustainable development. We view sustainability as the harmonious integration of social, environmental, and economic dimensions, and focus on ‘People, Planet, Profit’ as integral parts of our sustainability mission. 

Based on this, and the nature of our business, here is how we are committed to a sustainable future here at ASD, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals below:

People

  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Planet

  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Profit

  • Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation.

At ASD, every member takes responsibility for ensuring that the organisation operates with integrity, adhering to laws and standards through a robust compliance framework. Actively seeking to surpass these standards, the company constantly refines its strategies by exploring best practices within its group of companies and learning from external experts.

A commitment to perpetual improvement drives ASD to enhance its performance continually. The organisation focuses on developing integrated management systems and processes that uphold high standards in health and safety, environmental protection, and quality management. A documented framework guides the establishment and review of targets and objectives, aligning with the company’s policies.

Taking an integrated and systematic approach to all facets of its business, ASD is steadfast in complying with various standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 22301, BES 6001 ‘Excellent’, BS EN 12899, UKCA, UKNI & CE certification, National Highway Sector Scheme 3B (NHSS3B), and BCSA Sustainability Charter ‘Gold Standard’.

For further information on our sustainability mission, please read our updated sustainability statement for 2024 or get in touch with our team here

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