Environmental, Social and Governance
TO OUR PEOPLE, COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT
This means that we will always deliver solutions that are safe for our people and the environment. We are also motivated to continuously drive investment into improving the safety environment and establishing a sustainable Naval Base. Our people are our biggest asset. Without them we couldn’t deliver to our customers so keeping them safe is our number one priority.
KBS Maritime has a dual role in safety, health and environmental (SHE) management. We have responsibility for keeping our employees safe, but we also have a wider role in protecting the Naval Base personnel for whom we provide a service, including the Royal Navy.
As KBS Maritime we follow the ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 management standards for SHE.
We have a goal of achieving Zero Harm: zero serious injuries and zero environmental events.
We already have safe systems of work and provide robust SHE training, but what we are really about is reducing risk at source; having the right equipment, infrastructure and site-wide information.
HM Naval Base Portsmouth is committed to Net Zero Carbon by 2030 (scope 1 & 2) and 2040 (scope 3). KBS Maritime is in a unique position to make this happen.
Since 2021, we have made significant strides in our Net Zero Carbon journey. Achieving ISO 14001 certification for our Management System demonstrates our commitment to environmentally responsible practices. We have also taken steps in rationalising our vehicle fleet, resulting in reduced carbon emissions associated with transportation.
Collaborating closely with our customer, we have developed a tailored NZC reduction plan as part of the Site Estate Management Plan and provided guidance on future project requirements to help them achieve their sustainability goals. We have also issued a comprehensive heat decarbonisation plan for all buildings across the Naval Base, outlining options for low carbon heat solutions. Additionally, we have proposed a roadmap for carbon capture and storage (CCS) for the site combined heat and power (CHP) to enable the base to meet Greening Government Commitments.
With these achievements, we are supporting the Naval Base Commander take decisive steps towards a sustainable and carbon-neutral future.
Across KBS Maritime and our role at HM Naval Base Portsmouth, we are committed to leveraging data insight, innovation and research to further reduce our carbon footprint. Whether it’s driving change through our value chain by working together to amplify our impact, to exploring renewable energy alternatives within our projects and programmes or by minimising our direct emissions by adopting cleaner energy sources and investing in sustainable technologies.
To ensure transparency and accountability, we are setting ambitious targets for the coming years and regularly monitoring our progress against them.
Inclusion goes beyond mere representation; it encompasses the fundamental belief that every individual has the right to be included regardless of their background, identity or perspective. We hear from Cora Burke, who works in the Supply Chain Team as a Contracts Manager, on what Inclusion Week means to her.
We are looking forward to working with Shaping Portsmouth and actively contributing to the development of the local area through key initiatives, engaging with local businesses and suppliers while fostering employment opportunities and skills development across the city.
We hear from Heather Higgins, Principal Mechanical Design Manager, responsible for leading a team of engineers that specify and deliver mechanical infrastructure projects in Portsmouth Naval Base.
We hear from Vasiliki Kalomoiri, an Asset Design Manager for the buildings within Portsmouth Naval Base. Vasiliki is responsible for the delivery of projects from inception to completion, considering amongst other things the design risks, the Health and Safety and the Net Zero Carbon.
We hear from Sarah Hedges, an Electrical Engineer working within the KBS Maritime Engineering, Assurance & Compliance Team (EnACT) and providing engineering support to KBS and other teams on the base and assuring our customer that the base facilities, plant and equipment are compliant and safe to operate.
KBS Maritime has achieved the Bronze Employer Recognition Scheme for the Armed Forces Covenant. This is a significant milestone in our commitment to supporting those who have served our country.