September 30, 2021 By Rock to Road Staff
EllisDon says it aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 as the company joins a global push to set emissions reductions targets set out by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
SBTi independently assesses corporate emissions reduction targets in line with the goals identified in the Paris Agreement and current climate science.
EllisDon has committed to set targets across the entire value chain (Scope 1, 2 and 3) that will be consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
As part of this initiative EllisDon will be actively driving to zero emissions across business operations, materials procured and in operation of projects built.
The company plans to minimize emissions from construction sites, assets, and products and services. This will include implementing efficiency measures and/or switching fuels to renewable resources for fleet vehicles, heavy equipment and buildings.
EllisDon will also call on its supply chain, trade partners and industry organizations to reduce the embodied carbon of the materials that go into the buildings and infrastructure that EllisDon builds, with a focus on structural materials, including concrete, steel and timber.
The company says it will also ask clients to target and deliver near-zero emissions buildings by employing the full building services value chain to provide innovative, achievable and cost-effective solutions.
Progress updates on the company’s emissions reductions will be shared annually.
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