McLaughlin & Harvey is delighted to announce the launch of our Net Zero by 2030 strategy and our certification to ISO14064 for the quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
In delivering the facilities and infrastructure we need to live and thrive while employing millions of people, the UK construction industry is a major contributor to society. However, the industry is also a significant contributor to climate change emissions and resource consumption; 40% of all UK emissions are construction related, while half of all natural resource extraction produces the materials we use.
Emissions reduction targets are nothing new; companies have been setting targets for decades, however there is clear acknowledgement that a science-based approach ensures that targets are aligned with accepted science to achieve the desired limiting effects on climate change. This is the foundation of our Net Zero Strategy.
Delivery of our Net Zero commitment is a business wide responsibility, from the Board of Directors through our pre-construction and project delivery teams and our supply chain. Strategic actions and requirements will be a key consideration in our decision making, procurement and training processes.
Philip Cheevers, McLaughlin & Harvey Group Chief Executive, commented: “Our commitment to Net Zero as signatories to the UK Contractors Declare Initiative demonstrates the responsibility we feel at McLaughlin & Harvey for our share of the industry’s carbon emissions. To combat climate change, we are committed to adapting our business to support a UK low carbon economy and will achieve Net Zero by 2030 while reducing annual emissions.”