Sustainability (ESG)

Our Sustainability Approach

Gamuda Australia’s Seeds for Growth

Gamuda’s approach has always been to operate responsibly in terms of environmental, social, and corporate governance factors. In Australia, our sustainability framework is called ‘Seeds for Growth’. It is consistent with Gamuda Berhad’s overall approach, as outlined in the Gamuda Green Plan.

Seeds for Growth is anchored around four key areas:

Circular
Construction
We will plan, design, and construct our projects for the most sustainable outcomes. This includes developing innovative engineering solutions which optimise design and construction to reduce our environmental footprint over the full project lifecycle. Our objective is to reduce Scope 1 (direct emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions from electricity consumption) from all our construction and operations by 30% by 2025, and 45% by 2030.
Achieve 50% reduction in carbon emissions via sustainable master-planning, shared facilities, climate-responsive design and green features, integrated transport planning, super-low-energy buildings with smart features and RE installations, reduction in landfill waste and freshwater demand.
To facilitate sustainable masterplanning featuring climate-responsive design, integrated transport and super-low-energy buildings with smart features.
Collaborating
for Change
We will engage with our supply chain and our communities for social, environmental, and economic benefit. This includes working with our subcontractors to empower them to contribute to our carbon reduction goals; creating shared value through opportunities for local employment and Aboriginal participation; and working together to leave a lasting positive legacy for the communities in which we operate.
Scale-up community investment efforts via Yayasan Gamuda, including the Enabling Academy, and build capacity and capability in new sustainability and climate science areas through our Gamuda Scholarship programme. Elevate health and safety performance through robust risk assessments and controls and adoption of best practices — prioritising the well-being of the workforce.
To develop talent capabilities and cultivate good governance in ESG.
Empowering
People
We will develop a corporate and workplace culture that aligns with our sustainability goals. As prioritising the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and communities is already business-as-usual for us, we will focus on proactive mental health awareness and ensuring our workplaces are culturally safe for everyone. Our hiring and skills development processes will support a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Nurture and plant one million trees and saplings by 2023. Intensify Gamuda Parks’ agenda by establishing wetlands arboretum, develop in-house specialists and partnerships with the indigenous community, and conduct biodiversity audits at developments.
To develop talent capabilities and cultivate good governance in ESG.
Responsible
Business
We will ‘walk the talk’ around our intention to operate in a sustainable way and conduct our business with integrity, transparency, and respect. With our parent company listed on the Bursa Malaysia, Gamuda Australia’s commitment to good governance and reporting is extremely high. In fact, we are one of only a small number of construction contractors in Australia with public decarbonisation targets.
Transform into a data-driven organisation by digitally integrating our processes — digital engineering, enterprise resource planning, data warehouse platforms and Building Information Modelling. The focus is on upskilling data literacy and digital skills as key enablers for sustainable growth.
To develop talent capabilities and cultivate good governance in ESG.

2020 Sustainability Report

We are aligned to the overall United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, and our focus areas are Goal 9, Goal 11 and Goal 13.