Last year we announced our commitment to be operationally Net Zero Carbon by 2030, putting in place a strategy to identify, report and minimise our associated greenhouse gas emissions.
In our video below we explain the steps we’re taking to deliver this strategy, including the important role we must play in reducing embodied carbon.
Step by step
Our initial focus has been on looking at ways to reduce our direct and indirect emissions, such as our gas consumption, plant fuel use and purchased electricity. We’ve also started to look into emissions from activities including business travel.
We are ISO 14001 certified and have systems in place to identify key environmental impacts and procedures. We also work closely with our supply chain, manufacturers and clients to help them meet their sustainability goals and environmental agenda.
Tackling embodied carbon
A growing challenge within the construction industry, embodied carbon is the amount of carbon emitted during the construction of a building, including the lifecycle carbon associated with the manufacture, transportation, installation and disposal of materials.
We are in the process of gathering data to better understand the carbon value of the raw materials and products we use, so that we can better advise our clients and help minimise the carbon footprint.
“We want to build a sustainable future and we recognise our role and responsibility in the construction industry to do so.”
Katherine Hallam, Sustainability Co-ordinator
Whilst we have some way to go, we are proud of the work our teams have done across the business to get to where we are and look forward to updating you on our progress.