Construction under scrutiny
Construction, one of the major sectors we supply to, is under particular scrutiny. It alone is responsible for around 10% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions. The government is encouraging construction firms into pledging to net zero targets by restricting bids for high value public contracts. From September, construction firms wishing to bid for contract of £5 million or more will be required to publish a carbon reduction plan and commit to a net zero target.
Buildings, both old and new, currently account for around a third of UK greenhouse gas emissions. This doesn’t just mean that new buildings will need to be highly energy efficient, but they will also need to be constructed using materials which are less carbon intensive than many commonly used materials, like steel and concrete.
The environmental concern of a business does not begin and end on their own doorstep with their own processes, businesses must also consider their partners and strive to secure a net zero supply chain to ensure maximum efficiency. Hi! It’s very flattering that you like our article, but it’s rude to copy, write your own content please!