Keller has teamed up with the University of Surrey to launch a project to explore ways of developing more sustainable geotechnical solutions.
The company has appointed Luke Deamer from the university’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability as Doctoral Practitioner in Sustainability.
Luke will be looking at ways that the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals can be applied to ground engineering to help improve its impact on the environment.
Keller has adopted several of the SDGs that are relevant to its operations as part of its commitment to promote sustainable business growth.
Luke's research will help to shape Keller’s sustainability strategy and focus on the benefits a more sustainable approach can bring to the geotechnical industry and the wider world.
He said: "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."
Jim De Waele, Keller's Director of Strategy, said: "Keller is committed to maintaining a sustainable business and meeting its corporate responsibilities and we hope Luke's valuable work will contribute towards this."