Keystone Group Sustainability Update

Jemma Ison, Sustainability Manager, Keystone Group

The Keystone Group recognise the importance as well as the urgency to focus on protecting our environment by improving all business operations for which we are responsible. We aim to nurture Our Planet, Our Products, and Our People to create a legacy we are proud of.

Our goal is to become one of the first UK manufacturers in our sector to achieve carbon Net Zero with a robust strategy that provides clear direction on how we will achieve this.

The Keystone Group has been liaising with its external consultant, Carbon Footprint Ltd, to finalise the Scope 1, 2 & 3 data collection assessments from 2021.

This includes analysing our waste, water, electricity consumption, fuel usage and anything else which contributes to Keystone’s operations. With the final figures presented in our Group report this provides full transparency of our direct operational emissions which translates into our environmental impact. The outcome, highlighting optimal areas to become focal points for the next steps in our sustainability journey.

We have been taking our data collection to the next stage by collating the impact of our supply chain, this is the Scope 3 element, indirect emissions due to Keystone operations.

Upon full investigation of all scopes, Keystone is proudly submitting its targets to the Science Based Targets Initiative. Completion of SBTI validation will scientifically support the Keystone sustainability strategy to be compliant with UK as well as UN sustainable goals. The Science Based Targets Initiative provides credibility to our journey and publicly displays our commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and aligning with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.

We are exploring new technologies to achieve clean, renewable energy alternatives. PV panels will be installed across the Swadlincote site and look out for our new EV charging points which will be increasing in numbers for employee as well as customer use. As well as this we are phasing out the use of site diesels, gas and oils where the ability to transition to renewable alternatives are available.

Acting on its commitment, The Keystone Group is delighted to launch its sustainability strategy, Future First, outlining how it is building decarbonisation into all business operations on its path to becoming one of the first UK manufacturers in the construction sector to achieve carbon net zero. 

“With the built environment and construction sectors accounting for around 38% of global carbon emissions, the journey to becoming a sustainable manufacturing business holds greater significance than ever before. We are delighted to be launching our Future First sustainability strategy, which demonstrates the steps we are taking on our route to net zero.  This is essential for our customers and for the future of the built environment.”

Future First represents Keystone’s passion and commitment to driving sustainability in every aspect of its business to help create a better future for everyone. Keystone has embarked on a journey of monitoring and improving its carbon emissions and has committed to the ambitious target of becoming Net Zero by 2050.

To find out more about the Keystone Group’s Sustainability Strategy visit

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