The L.E.K. 2022 European Building Contractor Survey takes the temperature of the building and construction sector in the UK and across Europe, looking at how contractors and tradespeople are sourcing the tools, products and materials they need.
About our survey
- 1,025tradespeopleComprised of building & construction contractors
- 18-65+age groupsContractors questioned across a wide age range
- 4countriesParticipants were in the UK, France, Spain & Germany
- 100mturnoverCompanies with turnover of up to €100m or £100m
Tom Diplock, Partner & Co-Head of L.E.K. European B&C Practice
It’s a mistake to think that sustainability is all about loading in costs – for savvy businesses this is a great opportunity to create commercial value.
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Frédéric Dessertine, L.E.K. Partner
The climate crisis is an important issue for every one of us, and for businesses in the building and construction sector there is a unique opportunity to engage with the sustainability agenda, start making a difference, and win commercial advantage too.
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Maxime Julian, L.E.K. Partner
Responsible for 40% of final energy use globally, the construction sector has a central role to play in the development of ambitious sustainable targets.
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Read Maxime’s latest Executive Insights: Meeting Consumer Demand for Greater Sustainability.
Rebecca Scottorn, L.E.K. Partner
This is no longer a nice-to-have – investors, regulators, customers are all demanding sustainability and increasingly businesses need to be sustainable to win a seat at the table.
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Benjamin Tuchman, L.E.K. Principal
There’s no hiding from sustainability - If you fail to engage, you’ll get left behind.
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Understanding Attitudes Towards Sustainability
Jan 24 2023, 4:00pm GMT
Join a panel of L.E.K. Consulting experts for an in-depth look at our recent survey of the attitudes to sustainability across the European building and construction sector.
What will you learn:
- How attitudes to sustainability are changing across the sector
- Who are the stakeholders driving change
- Attitudes to paying a ‘sustainability premium’
Sustainability in Action
Mar 15 2023, 2:00pm GMT
Our expert team of L.E.K. consultants are your guides for an in-depth analysis of emerging sustainability best practice in the building and construction sector and live examples of ESG in action.
What will you learn:
- How sustainability is being brought to life across the B&C value chain
- What are companies doing to make a practical difference
- The new trends shaping the future of the sector
Related Insights from L.E.K. Partners
Rightsizing Building & Construction
By Maxime Julian, L.E.K. Partner
As inflationary pressures hit the Building & Construction sector with rapidly rising costs, a lack of skilled workers is adding more pressure by driving up wage bills. Remaining competitive and meeting sustainability targets demands fresh thinking and a clear strategy.
Building Long-term Commercial Sustainability
By Rebecca Scottorn, L.E.K. Partner
Progress in decarbonisation, sustainability and ESG issues has been substantial, but inflation, geopolitical events, and cost-of-living and energy crises run the risk of delaying momentum. What next for sustainability in the year ahead?
European Contractor Survey Infographics
Building contractors click with digital channels
Contractors and tradespeople continue their move online in their search for information, advice, and smart purchasing options.
Contractors look to build a sustainable future
With environmental sustainability now a top three priority for most companies, contractors are driving sustainable change across the building & construction sector.
L.E.K. European Contractor Survey Report
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