Resources around sustainability best practice and targets in the civil construction sector are still emerging. This can be confirmed by online searches and scanning across social media discussion forums. To assess where we are positioned Southeys led its own deep dive about what we are doing. This was also in preparation for the recently published Contractor Magazine article about Southeys.
What we established is that Southeys has introduced technologies and practices that are advanced when comparing with other hydro excavators, in terms of sustainability.
We are pleased with our current position, and feel we are enabled due to our long history in the sector. Our size and infrastructure enables the advancements to support technological advances essential for sustainability and environmental targets.
While we look forward to direction from the sector, we also find interesting Southeys technological advancements have a arisen from a genuine goal to provide the best performance for the market. Coincidentally and fortunately, these innovations also contribute to wider social goals.
It is proposed within a useful article retrieved from a deep dive on Research Gate "The Green Invisible Hand" by Jan Emblemsvag, that with a common standard in place, we can trust in typical market functioning to move us closer to the optimum levels of practices towards sustainability.
The article is also available here: green invisible hand foresight
It will be useful when common metrics are used, and the performance of competing operators can be assessed for their ability to contribute to contracting clients overall impact.
We look forward to future advancements from our area of hydro excavation. Southeys will be participating in discussions around what and how the civil construction sector can contribute through various media and our membership body Civil Contractors Auckland.