RSK has recognised and championed the importance of environmental and social impact since its inception over 30 years ago, with “promoting the concept of sustainability in all that we do” being one of our nine business principles.
As a fast-growing global business, we know the role we can and must play in tackling the environmental, economic, and social challenges we all face. This is why our work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so our business and the solutions we provide continue to address some of the greatest challenges societies have ever faced.
Our corporate strategy defines our commitment to promote sustainability in all that we do, and our Sustainability Route Map sets clear milestones to keep us moving towards our overarching goals. The SDGs are at the heart of our mission and we remain focused on doing the right thing – protecting the environment, reducing our carbon footprint and that of our clients and supporting the communities and societies in which we work.
From our own commitments and practices to the solutions we offer our clients, we demonstrate what responsible business of today looks like.
Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
In recent years, RSK has directly aligned its service offering to the SDGs – a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity – and this remains the driving force behind the diversification of our client offering.
From improving farm productivity, to creating new habitats for biodiversity net gain and providing water services, our practical solutions are delivering tangible results against the SDGs.
Here we have identified a selection of SDGs where we can have the most influence and impact, but remain committed to contributing towards all 17 interconnected goals through our work with clients and our own sustainability commitments.
At RSK, our experts are working on projects to increase agricultural and horticultural productivity, reduce food waste and drive more sustainable food production. ADAS is a powerhouse in the food and drinks sector working on countless projects aimed at increasing farm productivity and reducing carbon emissions.
In April 2022 we launched our Centre for Sustainability Excellence in Singapore, with a key focus on delivering sustainable agriculture solutions across the Asia-Pacific region.
RSK has actively expanded its array of water-focused businesses in recent years, with an established presence on all major continents. Businesses including Binnies, Nicholas O’Dwyer, WRc and MHW Treatment are global leaders in this space while countless other RSK businesses complete our end-to-end offering.
Using the latest digital technology, we deliver sustainable, long-term solutions to major infrastructure projects by determining availability of water resources, addressing water-quality issues, increasing water-use efficiency and protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems. Our Innovation Factory in Singapore develops and tests ideas on intelligent water and environmental solutions.
RSK was founded to tackle environmental issues on large-scale energy projects. Today we are working on all aspects of renewable energy projects – both large-scale and small. We support the full duration of development of renewable energy technologies, with feasibility, design, installation, operation and maintenance services. We are working to tackle fuel poverty with renewable heating and assisting major energy companies transition to clean energy.
RSK works across built and natural environments to ensure that our cities and towns are fit for the future. From strategic masterplanning, site investigations and impact assessments through planning and design, engineering and compliance, we support our clients through the development process to achieve positive development outcomes that enhance the value of places and spaces. We also offer a number of post development services such as waste management, air quality surveys and landscape management.
RSK works across sectors to help clients reduce and monitor their environmental impact, adapt to a changing climate and improve climate resilience.
Our services include greenhouse gas assessments and climate strategy, renewable energy and energy management solutions and flood risk and water resource assessments. With our extensive landscape and ecology offerings, we place great emphasis on leveraging the power of nature-based solutions to create resilient buildings, estates and neighbourhoods that are flexible and adaptable to climate change.
Beyond our work with clients, we are committed to addressing our own business impacts and reporting on our progress..
Our marine and freshwater teams help clients identify and manage the ecological risks affecting their operations or projects by providing pragmatic, expert advice as early as possible in the development process. Our services range from surveys and monitoring, consenting and licensing to habitat creation, restoration and management, with the goal of protecting and restoring water ecosystems.
Our specialists in ecology, biodiversity and nature-based solutions are working across all sectors, advising in board rooms and delivering practical solutions on the ground to protect life on land. We enable clients to understand their impacts through biodiversity assessments, develop strategies to address these impacts and deliver practical solutions through landscape restoration and management, habitat creation, rewilding, biodiversity monitoring and biodiversity offsetting.
Our sustainable solutions
RSK is a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Our family of over 130 multidisciplinary businesses, work together to provide practical environmental and engineering solutions to some of the greatest challenges societies have ever faced.
With our integrated offering across research and development, consultancy, and on-the-ground application, we deliver a complete, marketing-leading solution that enables our clients to do their bit in tackling these challenges, whilst building resilience and driving sustainable growth.
Find out more about our sustainable solutions.