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Net Zero at McLaughlin & Harvey


McLaughlin & Harvey acknowledge the reality of the climate emergency and the significant role the built environment plays in solving the crisis.

The construction process contributes to the depletion of raw materials, fossil fuel usage, carbon emissions and waste. Therefore, we believe that circularity in the built environment must be accelerated. All decisions, from cradle to grave, should be considered as a whole instead of in isolation.

To ensure that we are on track to achieve net zero performance, we have completed a review of our Net Zero Strategy and updated the milestones. Our strategy is committed to going beyond current government legislation and achieving beyond net zero status as a business.

Carl Rushton, Head of Sustainability at McLaughlin & Harvey, commented:

“Our refreshed Net Zero Strategy builds on our commitments of the 2019 version and reaffirms that we are both on target and fully committed to being net zero in operation by 2030.  In addition to mandatory scope 3 reporting boundaries, we are extending support to our entire supply chain to help them become net zero by 2040. We are considering embodied carbon in all that we do with a cradle-to-grave approach and intend to become a carbon-negative business by 2045.”

Industry collaboration is key, as Carl outlines in this clip.










Delivery of our net zero commitment is a business-wide responsibility, from the Board of Directors through our pre-construction and project delivery teams. Net zero actions and requirements will continue to be a key consideration in all of our decision-making, procurement and training processes.

You can read the refreshed Net Zero Strategy here.