For the EFFC sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We have created a Sustainability Charter that sets out what this means for companies operating in the foundations industry, which can be downloaded below.
In addition, the EFFC has collaborated with the Deep Foundations Institute to create the Geotechnical Carbon Calculator tool which allows the carbon footprint for foundation works to be determined. We are working towards this tool being adopted globally as a means to assess the carbon impact of different designs with the intention of helping clients to select more sustainable solutions for their projects. To find out more about the Carbon Calculator please go here.