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    J Murphy & Sons: Pioneering Sustainability in Construction


    J Murphy & Sons Limited, a leading global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company. They have been improving lives by delivering world-class infrastructure across the transportation, water, and energy sectors in the UK, Ireland, and Canada.

    The values of J Murphy & Sons are clear, they take their responsibility of creating a world-class infrastructure very seriously. One of the company’s valuse is to  – Never Harm – protect people, the environment and, communities no matter where they are or, the work they are doing. Murphy’s core value means everything they do they want to make sure it is better and improves on what may have been done previously.

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    Sustainability at J Murphy & Sons

    J Murphy & Sons is committed to protecting the environment and the community. By partnering with organisations such as Action Sustainability and Supply Chain Sustainability School they provide staff with the skills and knowledge that delivers a sustainable future. Murphy’s want to ensure they are always at the forefront of innovation and driving real change.

    J Murphy & Sons takes a holistic approach to sustainability and social responsibility. Striving to build more resilient infrastructure that is durable and in low-carbon assets. By working with their supply chain and clients, they are minimising landfill waste, material, and water use, while increasing recycling opportunities.

    Their 2026 Sustainability Strategy sets a clear, five-year plan to reduce on-site risks, improve their impact on climate change, and reduce operational emissions. The strategy focuses on two main areas: Climate Action and Social Value, giving them a clear path towards being Net Zero by 2030 and leaving a positive legacy on the communities where they work.

    Climate Action

    J Murphy & Sons is committed to working towards being a ‘greener Murphy’. They have set themselves the ambition of being a net-zero carbon business by 2030 and carbon positive by 2050. They continue to work towards their net-zero carbon emissions’ goal by aligning with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). They aimed to reduce their fuel use by 30% in 2021, minimising waste by diverting more than 99% from landfill and investing more than £21m in green plant and equipment throughout the year. In addition to developing increasingly low-carbon engineering solutions.

    Construction Work

    J Murphy & Sons has a rich portfolio of construction projects. They have recently won a contract, worth over £37 million, to build a new railway station for Chelmsford’s Beaulieu development. The contract includes work to begin construction and enabling work for the new station on behalf of partners Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council.


    J Murphy & Sons is not just a construction company; it is a pioneer in sustainable construction. Their commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility, coupled with their impressive portfolio of construction projects, makes them a leader in this industry. As they continue to innovate and push boundaries, the future of sustainable construction looks bright with J Murphy & Sons.

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