Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a strategy that is defined as a business model that focuses on social responsibility. While many businesses strive for sustainability goals, the construction industry has a vital role to play in the global initiative, especially as it’s an industry renowned for emitting a tonne of carbon emissions.
With an ESG plan, businesses can show their efforts in reaching sustainability goals, which is important in today’s world, as investors and shareholders want to see how organisations are utilising environmental initiatives while generating profits. But while corporate companies have options, such as working from home to save travel emissions, it’s more complex for the construction sector.
Cosmetic repair is an easy solution for those in the construction sector looking to improve their ESG strategy. It helps businesses to demonstrate their support for environmental protection by repairing damaged items instead of replacing them, which in turn reduces landfill waste, energy consumption, and transportation emissions. Cosmetic repairs can support a business ESG plan in the following ways:
- Support waste initiatives: Repair and restoration are better for the environment and businesses can show that they have moved on from a disposable to a sustainable mode of operation, therefore minimising waste that goes to landfill.
- Use energy more efficiently: Cosmetic repairs take away the processes required to build replacement items. Such resources as energy, materials and transportation that are needed during manufacturing processes, can be removed from the procedure and result in less carbon emitted into the environment.
- Support time management: Choosing cosmetic repair instead of replacing an item won’t delay any tight deadlines, as there will be no need to wait for delivery times or new products to come into stock. This will also be better for communities that are disrupted by construction workers as projects will be carried out quickly.
- Engaging with local communities: Cosmetic technicians minimise the negative impact of construction on the community by ensuring every project is finished and presented immaculately without disrupting locals or leaving waste.
Companies in every sector, including construction, will need to make every effort to improve their performance across all three ESG measures in the coming months and years. Having cosmetic technicians on hand can improve corporate reputation and have a positive impact on society, as well as the environmental landscape.