Global climate protests are an expression of the fact that many younger people expect politics and business to enable them to have a future worth living. Construction companies like Implenia carry a great social responsibility in this regard.
We accept this and try to act accordingly. In recent years Implenia has done much to improve the sustainability of its activities. Our Sustainability Report shows how we are living up to our responsibilities, and I am proud of what we have achieved. Given the huge challenges we face, however, we have to ask ourselves: are we doing enough?
Sustainability principles could inform our thoughts and actions even more strongly. We need to go further along our chosen path – as a group, as a team and as individual employees. Striving for sustainability is not a “nice-to-have”; it is the key to our future.
Our employees – whether in the Norwegian fjords, the Black Forest or the Rhone Valley – need to share a common understanding of sustainability. They need to understand how we approach sustainability and exactly what it takes to ensure that our company plays its role in creating a healthy future for coming generations.
Implenia has defined sustainability as one of its corporate values. The foundations have been laid; the job now is to strengthen our sustainability structure at every level. I am personally committed to this. We will only succeed, however, if all those involved – investors, shareholders, customers, employees and business partners – pull together.
I invite everyone, inside and outside our company, to work with us even harder on sustainability and to find common solutions for the future.
Thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together.