Advocacy & Influence
Multiplex is a signatory to Contractors Declare.
Multiplex Europe has put sustainability at the heart of its business strategy, making it intrinsic to their offering across all projects. Their strategy focuses about real targets and practical actions, which is why they have:
• Coordinated discussions with other leading contractors to establish the UK Contractors Declare initiative, committing to specific action aimed at achieving net-zero carbon emissions by no later than 2050
• Co-signed a letter with other business leaders and climate change experts to the UK Government, calling for net zero carbon by 2050
• Become the first contractor globally to have a carbon reduction target aligned with limiting climate change to 1.5°C, as validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
• Become the first contractor globally to sign the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings commitment
Multiplex Europe’s commitments and actions address their direct emissions plus those of their supply chain. The contractor switched 80% of their electricity to renewable energy tariffs in 2019, subsequently reducing their carbon footprint by 60% for their own operations.
Multiplex Europe called over 100 of its supply chain business leaders to set science-based carbon reduction targets, and are supporting them to do so through webinars, CPD events and one-to-one workshops. They are advising on building the business case, carbon accounting, setting science-based targets and carbon reduction initiatives. Additionally, six out of the seven projects they completed in 2019 performed better than the industry best practice benchmarks for embodied carbon.