Impact and dependencies assessment
GS Engineering & Construction has not holistically assessed its impacts or how it depends on nature, including biodiversity. It has an opportunity to start such an assessment across its value chains, focused on quantification of its impacts or dependencies.
Key areas and species
GS Engineering & Construction does not disclose the locations that are in or adjacent to areas important for biodiversity within its own operations and suppliers. The company does not disclose species populations existing in or adjacent to the locations of its suppliers. The company does not disclose the status according to national and international conservation lists of species identified in its own locations.
Ecosystem conversion and restoration
No evidence was found regarding GS Engineering & Construction ‘s efforts to avoid ecosystem conversion. The company has an opportunity to develop a strategy and publicly report on specific, time-bound targets. Meanwhile, the company discloses details and outcomes of ecosystem restoration projects in areas affected by its own operations or by its suppliers. The company implements terrestrial and marine ecosystem restoration projects, such as air bubble barrier technology, vegetation nurseries, eco-corridors and wildlife fences.
Resource exploitation and circularity
GS Engineering & Construction does not report quantitatively on its group-wide circularity performance. The company does not disclose efforts to improve soil health.
GS Engineering & Construction demonstrates it is reducing water withdrawal in its own operations. However, the company does not disclose a time-bound target to reduce water withdrawal across its own operations. The company does not report how much water is withdrawn for its own operations in water-stressed areas. The company does not engage with suppliers to reduce water withdrawal.
GS Engineering & Construction reports a decrease in water pollution. The company discloses its practice of high-concentration nitrogen removal technology and site-saving sewage treatment technology to improve its wastewater treatment and reduce water quality pressures. While the company discloses its practice of conducting environmental impact assessments, it is unclear with the detailed process for managing and monitoring discharge water quality. The company regularly reports on BOD, SS and COD as its water quality parameters. The company does not disclose targets to reduce water pollution. The company does not disclose a commitment to respect the right to water. The company does not disclose its processes for implementing preventive and corrective action plans for identified specific risks to the right to water and sanitation in its own operations.
Solid and air pollution
GS Engineering & Construction is reducing the production of hazardous waste. No evidence that the company reduces plastic use and waste in its own operations was found. The company does not report on the amount of plastic waste generated and proportions directed from or to disposal. The company does not report on air quality parameters of emissions of harmful air pollutants. The company does not report time-bound targets to reduce air pollutants across the most material parts of its value chain.
GS Engineering & Construction is reducing its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions compared to the previous year. The company sets a target to reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 10.62% by 2030 and 31.86% by 2050 compared to the baseline year in 2018, reporting progress against its target. No evidence that the company’s scope 1 and 2 emissions target is aligned with a 1.5-degree trajectory was found. No evidence that GS Engineering & Construction reduces its scope 3 emissions was found. The company does not disclose a time-bound target to reduce its scope 3 emissions.
GS Engineering & Construction has not identified any activities that could lead to the introduction of invasive alien species in its own operations.