Our Impact

ARPS & Lucion Group

We are part of the Lucion Group, a purpose-driven company, dedicated to protecting people from hazardous environments and protecting the environment from the impacts of people. 

Through the Lucion Group of companies, we facilitate the sustainable development of clients across 12 key sectors worldwide through risk mitigation services. To assist our clients at every stage of their asset lifecycle journey, our Group works as three industry verticals: inspection, providing hazardous material testing data analysis and surveys; assessment, a conductor of physical onsite investigations including geoenvironmental and geotechnical studies; and advisory, offering environmental, sustainability and consultancy services.

Lucion Group ESG

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is how Lucion Group measure, improve, report, and adapt our non-financial business performance to create a sustainable business. 

The decisions we make are intrinsically linked to our business purpose: 

To protect people and planet

At Lucion Group, our core purpose is aligned to our business strategy and ESG initiatives, and is underpinned by our five core values which inform the choices we make every day: 


Integrity   |   Innovation   |   Sustainability   |   Trust   |   Commitment


Working primarily in the environmental and risk management sectors, we have responsibilities to the environment and the communities in which we work.  

As we innovate, develop and evolve our business to ensure resilience for the future, we seek to attract and retain the best talent through engagement and our conscious commitment to work sustainably. We are held to account by our people, and as a result of our direct actions and how we influence others. 


Lucion Group Commitment


Lucion group is committed to improving ESG, doing no harm and leaving a legacy of positive impact. By completing benchmarking and materiality assessments of our own business we have established areas of strength, areas requiring improvement and we have aligned ourselves with appropriate ESG standards and frameworks. We aim to reduce risk, ensure compliance and drive positive change. 

Our internal ESG team is creating a strong ESG proposition for our staff, clients, partners and investors. We are working on our carbon roadmap to net zero and reducing our impact from energy use over time. We are increasing the social value we provide to the communities in which we live and work, and we are proud to be engaged in partnerships addressing diversity and inclusion within the sector.

We acknowledge the need to continuously innovate, develop and evolve as we mature as a business. As we measure, improve, report, and adapt we will update this content to reflect our current position and future focus.


Lucion Group and the UN Sustainable Development Goals


The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development included 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth; all whilst tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Lucion Group has prioritised five core SDGs to align with, which we believe best reflect our ambition and what we can positively influence, as a business, in the regions and sectors in which we operate. 


Aligned SDGs

We will:

What we will do

Through our Work

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.


Keep our employees safe

  • Supported by a range of Group and business level policies outlining safe working practices, well-being and employee support policies which are reviewed and updated annually.

Create a culture which promotes physical and mental well-being 

  • The Group supports Mental Health Awareness Week and held in-person sessions for staff in June 2022.  There are also a number of Mental Health First Aiders within the Group businesses and an employee assistance programme available to staff.  

  • The Being Lucion Reward Gateway provides lots of physical and mental health resources to staff within the Wellbeing Centre including workout videos, health eating recipes, financial wellbeing guidance and mental wellness resources including guided meditations and articles.  Staff are also eligible for discounted gym membership and the CycletoWork scheme through Reward Gateway.

Social Initiatives 

  • Staff are encouraged to take part in events, fundraising and volunteering activities including undertaking physical challenges such as fundraising events and supporting charities and community groups through a variety of engagement projects.  

C2C2C Charity Bike Ride

  • The Group allocates funds annually to give financial contributions and fund volunteering time for staff to take part in Social Initiatives which contribute to our wider communities and support the health and well-being of participating staff.  

Cambridge Half Marathon

  • Delta-Simons is the sustainability partner of the Cambridge Half Marathon which provides the opportunity for Group staff to participate in the event and receive training and support materials.  

Cambridge Half Marathon


Through our commercial services we:

  • Assess risks to human health and the environment, and take steps to measure, monitor, manage and mitigate adverse impacts

  • Support our clients and communities in adopting their own wellbeing and risk reduction initiatives.

  • Much of our commercial work aligns with SDG Target 3.9 – Environmental Health:

  • “By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

The following commercial services offered by the Group directly support this target:

Example Case-Studies are available on our website and include:


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Business Resilience

  • We make our business resilient through adaption, compliance with relevant legislation and anticipated future trends and we influence our clients to do the same.

  • This is supported by a range of policies and operating procedures which are reviewed and updated annually. 



  • We listen to our staff, understand local priorities and engage with local communities.  Engagements between staff and local communities is encourage through the provision of funding and volunteering time for participation in social initiatives.

  • Staff can contact the ESG team in confidence to communicate concerns, ideas or suggestions, in addition to making requests for funding for social initiatives.

Through our commercial services we:

  • Enhance and promote the creation of sustainable developments which ties into Target 11.6 “By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management”, along with

  • Support communities to reduce their reliance on resources and waste management and adopt a circular approach.

  • Support business resilience to climate change, natural disasters, pandemics and economic risks which relates to Target 11.7 “By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities”


The following commercial services offered by the Group directly support this target:


Example Case-Studies are available on our website and include:


In addition, through our work with the Inogen Alliance we contribute to a range of projects overseas.



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Carbon Footprint

  • As part of our carbon footprint assessment we assess our consumption of utilities, generation of waste, business travel and fuel consumption.  As part our Group road map to Net Zero we will publish our approach to further reducing this year on year and offset a minimum of 100% of residual emissions at Group level, with some individual businesses committing to go Beyond Net Zero.

Supply Chain

  • As part of this ambition, a future piece of work is to understand and reduce our Scope 3 emissions where possible.  Scope 3 emissions are not produced directly by the Group itself from our assets and activities but are produced within our supply chain.  We will therefore need to engage with and support our supply chain to achieve this.

Internal Policy Support

  • Group and business level plans and policies are reviewed and updated annually.

Through our commercial services we:

  • Offer our clients ESG benchmarking assessments to understand current performance and identify potential business risks.  

  • Provide carbon footprint assessments and action plans to drive further reduction in consumption;

  • Advise clients regarding the appropriate management and re-use of surplus site materials such as construction waste, surplus soils and excavation arisings.


The following commercial services offered by the Group directly support this target:


Example Case-Studies are available on our website and include:

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Carbon Plan

  • Delta-Simons is a ‘Beyond Net-Zero’ company. We have set a Science-Based Target to reduce our Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and are committed to reducing Scope 3 emissions from our supply chain.

  • Publishing the Group Carbon Plan is a current priority action and we are working on completing updated carbon footprint assessments for Lucion Services and Delta Simons, along with collecting data and assessing the recent Group acquisitions, Aberdeen Radiological Protection Services, Landform Surveying and Ground Engineering Limited.

Carbon Offsetting

  • The carbon footprints are the basis for our carbon offsetting and form a baseline for continual improvements which will be set out in road maps for the business later in 2022.  Every year Delta-Simons offset residual emissions by 150% through verified carbon removal projects linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


  • We undertake an annual Corporate ESG Benchmark Assessment of our business to lead by example on environmental performance and to identify areas for improvement and improve our baseline performance.

Positive Impact Initiatives

  • Create a long-lasting legacy of positive impact including supporting initiatives such as World Environment Day, and taking steps to improve our environmental performance as a business including looking to increase the fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles as current leases end.

  • In 2021 the Group planted 500 trees (one for each member of staff) at the Lowther Estate in the Lake District National Park in support of the Group carbon objectives.

In 2022 we are sponsoring the Seawilding project based at Loch Craignish in Argyll, which is the UK’s first community-led native marine habitat restoration programme.  Seagrass absorbs significant quantities of blue carbon and provides a vital habitat and spawning ground for marine species.  In 2022 the Group will be finding the planting of 280 m2 of seagrass. 
  • As a ‘Beyond Net-Zero’ company our consultancy services to our clients are climate positive.

  • We offer a range of carbon services to our clients including carbon footprint assessment, carbon offsets, Science-Based Targets and Net Zero Roadmaps and Certification.

  • We also offer a range of energy assessments including audits, environmental monitoring, Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and BREEAM consultancy services.

  • We advise our clients and local communities on how to improve and adapt to climate change risks, including flood risk.


The following commercial services offered by the Group directly support this SDG:


Example Case-Studies are available on our website and include:

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  • We encourage health and well-being for our staff, including having access to green space;

  • We engaging with social initiatives to influence others and benefit the environment.  Staff are encouraged to identify social initiatives to get involved in and the Group allocates an annual pot of funding to support social initiatives.

  • We partner with the Cambridge Half Marathon and 100% Tri, both of which provide opportunities for staff to get involved in events and receive support and training resources.  These, and other initiatives encourage staff to access green space and be active.

  • Through our commercial services we:

  • Use our expertise to protect, manage and restore the natural environment which aligns with Target 15,1 “By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.” 

  • Advise on the control of damaging invasive plants and the protection of endangered species which aligns with Target 15.8 “By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species.”

  • Innovate to improve biodiversity, habitat creation and wildlife corridors, even in the most urban locations which relates to Target 15.9 “By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts.”


The following commercial services offered by the Group directly support this target:


Example Case-Studies are available on our website and include:



Our commitment is underpinned by our commitment to SDGs 8, 10 and 17. We will:


We will:

What we will do


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  • Provide rewarding opportunities underpinned by an authentic business purpose.

  • Create high-quality purposeful jobs and provide a good quality of life for our people.

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  • Understand, promote and enact initiatives within our sector to improve diversity, equity and inclusion to create access to all.

  • Empower our staff to call out behaviours which do not align with our values or culture.


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  • Develop meaningful partnerships with clients, suppliers and our communities to amplify and accelerate progress.

  • Continue our commitment to the Inogen Alliance, working with our global partners to create ESG solutions for our clients internationally.

  • Continue to work in partnership with UK based organisations including Black Geographers and the Cambridge Half Marathon to provide support and opportunities within our communities.