NSC is committed to ensuring our business has a conscience; about the environment in which we work, about the communities in which our business thrives and about the effect our actions have on the world around us.

Our goal is to reduce the impact of our global operations and demonstrate responsible environmental leadership. Environmental sustainability is a long-term business strategy for nsc, and we recognize that there is more work to be done to develop technologies, processes and partnerships that can be part of the solution.

In this policy, you will learn about NSC’s commitment to environmental sustainability, and how smart business practices and strategic partnerships will help us reduce our impact on the environment, and how we strive to provide solutions that help organizations around the word reduce their impact as well.


The purpose of this policy is to increase the understanding of the world in which we run our business and the impact it has on the environment. NSC employs over 1,600 people globally, in 35 offices, situated in 30 countries. The company seeks to educate its people to responsibly shape the world in which we live, by creating a culture which collectively works to continually improve the businesses’ environmental and social impact and deliver environmental enhancements wherever possible. NSC is committed and driven to achieve the following aims:

  • Mitigate against climate change by reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
  • Reduce the company’s use of natural resources, and its ecological footprint.
  • Prevent pollution from emissions and discharges, and the physical degradation of ecosystems.
  • Comply with all applicable environmental legislation, and other requirements to which the company subscribes.
  • Provide leadership in the field of sustainability.
  • Create a vibrant community in which employees and visitors have the opportunity to individually and collectively support the company in protecting the environment.


Education for sustainable development

  • Research: Shape public policy on environmental and social issues and ensure that the nsc policy is shared, understood, and put into practice throughout our global business. 
  • Teaching and Learning: Ensure that all nsc employees have a full understanding of the environmental and social dimensions of leadership. 
  • Training and Guidance: Ensure that staff, and visitors can access information to support their development as responsible global citizens.


  • Require contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers to meet or exceed all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and work to improve the environmental performance of the company.
  • Consider the environmental and social sustainability of all products and services procured, including whole-life costing.

Income & Investment

  • Invest in programmes we believe in and partner with foundations on global environmental initiatives.
  • Maintain ethical investment processes and the consideration of social, environmental and governance factors in investment decisions.

Energy & Carbon

  • Reduce consumption and increase energy efficiency in buildings and equipment in order to reduce the Company’s carbon footprint.
  • Use the zero-waste ‘rethink-reduce-reuse-recycle’ mantra in waste and resource management.

Construction & Refurbishment

  • Reduce consumption of new materials and increase the reuse and recycling of materials.
  • Create built environments that meet the highest environmental standards.

Waste & Resources

  • Use the zero-waste ‘rethink-reduce-reuse-recycle’ mantra in waste and resource management.


  • Minimise water consumption, by promoting positive behaviours and installing water efficient infrastructure.

Emission & Discharges

  • Prevent pollution and reduce emissions and discharges from buildings and equipment.


  • Encourage the reduction of emissions arising from commuting, business travel and deliveries.

Biodiversity & Urban Landscapes

  • Monitor, maintain and enhance biodiversity and habitats on the company land.


  • Communicate with interested parties on the Environmental Policy including contacts in the immediate neighbourhood, the regional, national, and global community.

We hope to make great progress in raising awareness of environmental impacts among both staff and partners, and how best to minimise these. NSC will continue to make improvements in its performance and be an example to other businesses on how to own and commit to important initiatives that have a massive impact on us and the world in which we live.

Policy Distribution – HR Department
Compliance – All Employees
Enforcement – All Officers and Managers
Managing claims of policy breach – HR Department
Reviewing and Understanding sign-off – HR Director

Company: NSC Group Plc and subsidiary companies.
Officers: Company or Corporate Officers are the people with day-to-day responsibility for running the Company, such as the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
Managers: A Manager is a person who has direct reports.
Employees: An Employee is an Officer, Manager or other employee of the Company.
Line Manager: The person to whom employee reports directly