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CLC’s net-zero programme welcomes 11 new ‘business champions’

by Sion Geschwindt
CLC's net-zero programme welcomes 11 new 'business champions'

Another 11 firms, including Galliford Try and VolkerWessels UK, have joined the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) CO2nstruct Zero Industry-Change programme.

Launched in March 2021, CO2nstruct Zero brings together organisations that are demonstrating net-zero leadership.

Since its launch, more than 50 Business Champions have committed to targeted carbon reduction, and to provide details of how they are achieving this to help those from across the wider sector.

The new members also include AESG, Benfield Timber Buildings, EvoEnergy, Henry Brothers, Kerridge Commercial Systems, Osborne, Zed Pods, Xtratherm.

The UK Environment Agency has also signed up, becoming the first client organisation to join the programme.

Accountancy firm PwC has joined the programme as a partner.

Zlatina Loudjeva, PwC UK’s government net-zero leader, said: “Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing the world today and the business community has a key role to play in unlocking the potential for green growth.

“We’re proud to join the CO2nstruct Zero partnership and look forward to working with our clients across the engineering and construction supply chain in pursuit of net zero and construction zero goals.”

Owen Tarrant, Environment Agency programme manager and CO2nstructZero business leader, said: “We’ve set the goal of reaching net zero by 2030.

“Construction accounts for over half of our annual carbon emissions per year and we are already reducing this through nature-based solutions and new tools and technology.

“Our involvement with the CO2nstructZero initiative is a great opportunity to collaborate across the industry and share our progress to help facilitate the country’s shift to low-carbon infrastructure.”

Andy Mitchell, Construction Leadership Council co-chair said: “The power of the CLC comes from its ability to reflect and engage with the whole industry.

“CO2nstructZero has provided a standard for the whole industry to get behind, so it is brilliant that one of the sector’s most progressive customers [the Environment Agency], with a brilliant track record for carbon reduction, together with PwC UK as an organisation addressing these issues, have chosen to get on board.

“We look forward to inviting further clients and organisations to join CO2nstructZero in 2022.”

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