At Downer, sustainability means sustainable and profitable growth, providing value to our customers, delivering our services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, helping our people to be better and advancing the communities in which we operate.
Our commitments to sustainability are outlined in our policies, which are available here.
A core element of Downer’s sustainability approach is to focus on our customers’ success. Our operating philosophy, ‘Relationships creating success’, encapsulates this theme.
Downer operates in sectors that are closely connected to the investment being driven by population growth and urbanisation. These sectors include roads, rail, light rail, other public transport, power, gas, water, telecommunications, health, education, defence and other government sectors.
These sectors are serviced by Downer’s Urban Services businesses – Transport, Utilities, and Facilities and Asset Services. These businesses have demonstrated strength and resilience, hold market-leading positions and attractive medium-term and long-term growth opportunities. They have a high proportion of government and government-related contracts and a capital light, services-based business model generating lower risk, more predictable revenues and cash flows.
Downer’s Urban Services strategy delivers many environmental and social benefits including a move to lower capital intensive and lower carbon activities, which supports Downer’s decarbonisation pathway.
Downer is proud of the role we play in creating more sustainable cities and improving the quality of life in Australia and New Zealand. We are also heavily involved in providing services for social infrastructure such as schools, universities, hospitals, public housing and other areas of government such as defence.
Our customers trust us to deliver these services that will have a direct impact on their customers each day.
With our services impacting millions of lives every day, the sustainability of our operations is paramount – for our people, our partners, our shareholders, our customers and their customers.
We deliver these services while managing the impacts of our activities on the environment and communities in which we operate, and working collaboratively with our supply chain. We understand that our ability to do this is fundamental to Downer’s long-term success.