HS2, the UK’s largest ongoing infrastructure project, has signed up to support CO2nstruct Zero: the Construction Leadership Council’s carbon reduction campaign.
HS2 Limited has confirmed that it will become a CO2nstruct Zero business partner, following the footsteps of more than 80 organisations that have already pledged their support to the carbon reduction initiative.
HS2 has already developed its own Net Zero Carbon Plan which details targets and commitments that will make net zero a reality from 2035.
It is the first transport organisation to secure PAS 2080 accreditation while also requiring that its contractors reduce their carbon by 50%.
The company has already been selected to lead one of the campaign’s major interventions this year, developing a roadmap to move towards zero diesel construction sites.
Neil Wait, the HS2 head of environmental sciences, commented: “As we design and build HS2, we’re working with our supply chain, industry groups and research organisations to implement low carbon materials, alternative fuels, renewable energy and new construction methods to reduce the carbon footprint of the programme and support the decarbonisation of the UK construction sector.”
CLC co-chair Andy Mitchell added: “Ultimately CO2nstruct Zero is about a sector deciding that it wants to change its performance on carbon, and agreeing to work together to do so.
“We can do this most effectively when we have strong leadership from across the sector. I am delighted that HS2 Ltd is showing this leadership by signing up as a CO2nstruct Zero Business Partner.”
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