At Keller, we are committed to better understanding our contribution to sustainable development and working collaboratively with our customers and stakeholders to reduce potential impacts.

What sustainability means to us

We define what sustainability means to Keller using four Ps:

Our sustainability commitments

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to address the world’s biggest challenges and provide a universal language for sustainability. They also provide a helpful framework to understand how different projects and activities we do in Keller contribute. We believe we can have the greatest impact on the following eight goals that are most closely aligned to our core business.

Our leadership role

Every day, people around the world live and work on ground prepared by Keller, the world’s largest geotechnical specialist contractor.

The best solutions

Used alone or in combination, our techniques solve a wide range of challenges across the entire construction sector – from industrial, commercial, and housing projects to infrastructure construction for dams, tunnels, transportation, and water treatment, as well as projects to address environmental challenges.

Global strength and local focus are what make us unique. Our knowledge of local markets and ground conditions means we’re ideally placed to understand and respond to a particular local engineering challenge. Our global knowledge base then allows us to tap into a wealth of experience, and the brightest minds in the industry, to find the optimum solution. A significant portion of work is won based on Design and Build tenders with innovative design solutions.

With 10,000 employees and operations across six continents, we have the people, expertise, experience, and financial stability to respond quickly, get the job done, and see it through safely.

By connecting global resources and local knowledge, we can tackle some of the largest and most demanding projects around the world but the everyday work we do is just as important and, in total, we tackle an unrivaled 7,000 projects every year.

Proven track record on health and safety

We believe no one should be harmed as a result of any work we do and our ultimate goal is zero harm.

We have a proven track record of one of the lowest accident frequency rates in our industry, and the commitment of leaders and employees to ‘Think safe, work safe and go home safe’ has earned us awards and recognition from industry bodies and our clients.

Building learning across the geotechnical community

We are proud of the leadership role we take in the geotechnical industry on developing and sharing knowledge, and advancing industry-wide approaches. Many of our team play key roles in professional associations and industry activities around the world, contributing to industry-wide specifications, guidelines, and codes.

Our local companies share knowledge with employees, peers, customers, and suppliers on an ongoing basis via a mix of technical papers, seminars, and field visits. Working in this way not only advances our industry but also creates great opportunities for our people to be recognized and rewarded individually for their contributions.

Educational partnerships

Staff from companies throughout the group maintain close contact with partner universities to share best practices and provide examples of their leading-edge engineering.

Keller has also teamed up with the University of Surrey, UK, on a research project to identify and drive sustainability best practices throughout all our operations.