Keller has joined forces with University of Surrey to explore opportunities for developing more sustainable geotechnical solutions.
Through the agreement, Keller has appointed Luke Deamer from the university’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability as doctoral practitioner in sustainability.
Deamer will be look at how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be applied to ground engineering to help improve its impact on the environment.
Keller has said that it has already adopted several SDGs that are relevant to its operations as part of its commitment to promote sustainable business growth. The company said that Deamer’s research will help further shape Keller’s sustainability strategy and focus on the benefits a more sustainable approach can bring to the geotechnical industry and the wider world.
Keller managing director for north west Europe Jim De Waele said: “Keller is committed to maintaining a sustainable business and meeting its corporate responsibilities and we hope Deamer’s valuable work will contribute towards this.”
Deamer added: “This is a very exciting project, with a lot of potential for innovation. I look forward to working with the Keller team and the University of Surrey to develop sustainable geotechnical solutions.”