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Headline Commitments Key
11% reduction in absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 (against 2016 baseline)
9% reduction in absolute scope 3 emissions by 2023 (against 2016 baseline)
Driving additional scope 3 reductions by requiring all sub-contractors (representing 70% of spend) to set Science Based Targets by 2025

Science Based Target

Advocacy & Influence

As the UK’s leading construction and regeneration group, we take our advocacy role very seriously. We recognise that the size and value of our upstream supply chain and downstream client base provides a unique opportunity to educate our stakeholders and drive impactful climate change.

We’re proud to be the first construction company in the UK to have our science based targets for emissions reduction scrutinised and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Our own performance in carbon management is also reflected in our ranking in CDP disclosures, to which we report annually on climate (A-), water and forest.

In addition to reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions, we are committed to the challenge of scope 3 reductions by driving additional reductions in our stakeholder’s own emissions.

The construction industry’s supply chain is responsible for a significant percentage of the total carbon footprint of the built environment.

Knowing this, we are extending our positive impact beyond the Group’s own scope 1 and 2 reductions by helping our suppliers understand more about measuring, managing and reducing emissions. We’re asking suppliers to provide us with their own scope 1 and 2 data; encouraging them to set their own Science Based Targets and providing them with the support and guidance they need.