What are we doing?

We’re a part of constructing the landscape of tomorrow which means we have an important role in ensuring our legacy is a positive one.


Aarsleff Ground Engineering Ltd and Centrum Pile Limited are committed to accountability on sustainability and understand that in the current world climate, there can be no more ‘business as usual’. We want to actively further sustainable development, adding value into the communities in which we operate and creating opportunities for all people. Operating within the construction and built environment sector, we are aware of the responsibility we have to innovate in order to reduce emissions and our overall negative impact on the world around us.

So what are we doing? Our current approach is outlined below:

  1. Based off our baseline year report, we’re reporting yearly against our goals and targets in order to track tangible change
  2. We’ve created a detailed approach plan with focused and trackable targets with areas of focus identified through stakeholder-based materiality engagement and aligned with the UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals
  3. We’re dedicating time and resource to embedding sustainability into our company culture, through both external and internal training, to ensure a company-wide understanding of our ability to enact change

Targets on Climate Impact


  1. Transition all company cars to hybrid or electric by 2025*
  2. Improve energy usage within the Centrum factory using new technology
  3. Offer CO2 data for projects at tender stage by October 2024
  4. Reduce timber waste by 80% by 2025
  5. Reduce all waste generated by 40% by 2030
  6. Deliver a Full Green Supply Chain initiative by 2025
  7. Full value-engineering reporting scheme established by 2025

*we will also continue to monitor the viability of switching the van fleet to
electric – currently the commercial scopes available and the charging
infrastructure are not strong enough for us to commit to a switch

We’re delighted to have achieved the below in 2023:

  • Solar panels installed at our Newark headquarters with enough capacity to power 90% 0f our factory and office needs
  • A reduction in timber waste of 52% against our 2020-21 baseline

Targets on Employee Satisfaction


  1. Establish a full equality, diversity, and inclusion roadmap by 2025
  2. Maintain or improve on our Lost Time Accident Frequency Rate
  3. Establish annual employee satisfaction survey and process with key actions by 2025

We’re delighted to have achieved the below in 2023:

  • 97% of the workforce received unconscious bias training
  • 96% of the workforce received sustainability training
  • 98% of the workforce received health and wellbeing training

Targets on Societal Impact


  1. 7% of workforce to be enrolled on accredited training programmes by 2025 (assured by the 5% Club) – 5.41% in 2023
  2. Offer employees 2 paid volunteering days in 2024
  3. Deliver 3 skills/learning workshops within the community through our YMCA partnership each quarter by 2025

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For more information about Aarsleff Ground Engineering or to send in your enquiry,
call 01636 611140 and speak to an expert member of our team today.

A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

We do everything to ensure our team and yours work safely on our sites. With our core value of Life & Health, we see safety as a cultural pillar.

Our ISO accreditations are an assurance to you that we take governance seriously. Read our policies to discover more.

The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

Keeping things turning. Sewage Treatment Works, Waste Water Treatment Works, Wind Farms and Wind Turbines, Biomass Plants, and Power stations.

Meeting society’s needs. Nursing and care homes, MOD buildings, Schools and Universities, and small or large-sized residential developments.

Staying on the move. Remediation, bridges, and foundation work are integral to keeping the industry running smoothly.

The landscape of the marketplace. Mega-retail sheds, distribution warehouses, University accommodation, and major supermarket and household name units.

Keeping things afloat. Ports and harbours, coastal defences, river embankments and inland waterways.