ESG Sustainability

ESG Sustainability

We strongly believe there is no Nature without biodiversity. At Nurture, we help our clients look for ways to enhance their biodiversity on-site.

Bees and Hives

Bees are essential to the health of the ecosystem, pollinating trees, plants, flowers, vegetables and fruits; one third of the UK’s food is pollinated by bees

To date, we have installed more than 114 hives across the country, including at the Liverpool One Shopping Centre, Birmingham Business Park, and Milton Park in Oxfordshire, amongst other locations.

Our trained beekeepers regularly host sessions at our client sites, bringing the wider community together to learn about the crucial work of bees in our daily lives.

Utilising Rain Water and Living Walls

Using pure rainwater leads to a reduction of harmful chemicals, such as fluorides, entering the environment. Storing water onsite in water butts also removes the need to bring in from elsewhere, therefore reducing transport emissions, and the same water can be used in irrigation systems to maintain plant health.

Features such as a wildlife barrel pond, can also add aesthetic value to a site whilst enhancing biodiversity. The rainwater collected can be used as a natural means of maintaining the health of living walls, which we have installed at several locations across the country, such as Birmingham New Street and numerous office sites.

Site Survey

We do a site visit to observe the suitability of the site for new improvements such as insect hotels etc. We provide a list of plants that are present and make suggestions for new plants based on missing flowering months.

Bird nesting and insect hotels

Insects are integral to achieving a balanced ecosystem. Species such as ladybirds and lacewings will help to control aphids. Encouraging a wide range of beneficial insects into your garden by providing nesting sites and refuges These hotels are approved by, Buglife will be placed in suitable location in full sun.


Pollinators create habitats for many insects and pollinators. As well as leaving areas uncut or reducing cutting frequency to some grass areas we can recommend and plant additional wildflower plugs.

Bespoke Bug Hotel

Nature provides lots of nooks and crannies into which tiny creatures can crawl for shelter, to escape from predators, or spend the winter. We can give them a helping hand in our own gardens by creating a home for mini beasts along with other animals like frogs, toads and hedgehogs.

Green Waste

Together with our clients, we work to reduce waste to landfill as much as possible, including the use of traditional measures and even a 50,000 strong wormery at the beautiful Chiswick Park which disposes of 50kg of food and green waste each day. Whether its used coffee grounds or leftover lunch, it all goes towards recycling for compost and other natural resources.

Habitat Creation

Seemingly unused space and waste materials can be a haven for wildlife. Our teams resuse as much material as possible to create new wildlife habitats, ranging from birds to hedgehogs, as part of our biodiversity planning support.

ESG in practise

Chiswick Park

Nurture Group’s relationship with Chiswick Park began with installation of the site’s wormery in August 2010. Today, and after an upgrade in 2022, it is home to more than 100,000 worms, capable of breaking down some 50kg of food waste daily, and is a focal point of the Park’s ambitions to be a sustainably-run facility.

The wormery, in addition to other initiatives, has led to Chiswick Park being an attractive location for renowned brands and the people working at these facilities a workplace that they can feel proud to be at. Initiatives developed in more recent years include bug hotels, beehives, and mulch bays, all vital in promoting healthy biodiversity across the site.

The biodiversity measures Nurture has implemented in the course of the 12-year working relationship are fundamental in Chiswick Park’s future vision of improving the environment and educating the next generation. Two characteristics Nurture not only shares but looks to actively champion across all operations and part of why the relationship between both sides is as strong as it is today.

Howbery Business Park

Widely recognised for providing modern amenities without detracting from its heritage, sustainability is another reason why Howbery Park is well-celebrated. And Nurture Group has been key in delivering the results.

Nurture has continued working with the Park’s team to install birdboxes, resulting in recognition in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch programme and a BALI National Landscaping Award for the site overall. These, and other measures, also led to the presentation of a prestigious BIG Biodiversity Challenge Award run by CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association – a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body.

As the years have progressed, so has the increased importance of the other two strands of ESG – social and governance – whilst still continuing to build on the foundations that have been instrumental in nurturing such a strong partnership.