CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING GIANT Sir Robert McAlpine is aiming to become a net zero carbon emissions company within five years.
Working hand in hand with the supply chain, the company says its plan tackles the challenge to deliver sustainable construction, operate ethically and address issues known to be underlying causes of climate change.
The strategy incorporates lessons learnt from employees, projects and supply chain partners, which means the result is a sustainability framework with the flexibility to allow for targets that are specific and adapted to each project.
The company is to focus on four targets: reducing its own emissions, reducing waste and applying circular economy principles to its work, ethical procurement and improving transparency in its supply chain, and increasing its social value.
Simon Richards, Head of Sustainability at Sir Robert McAlpine, said, “As individuals, we are passionate about the work that we do and delivering quality projects for our clients, yet the impact that our industry has on the environment and society cannot be ignored, Climate Change being a prime example.
“It is collectively our responsibility to address this, and this strategy gives our people and projects a framework to do so proactively and collaboratively with our supply chain partners and the wider construction industry.
“We all have a role to play, our strategy emphasises our skills and expertise to take up the challenge and lead on embedding change, making a meaningful, lasting difference.”
More information can be found on the company’s website here.