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Mace unveils plan to save 10m tonnes of carbon

by Liam Turner
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Mace has unveiled plans to save 10m tonnes of carbon associated with buildings and infrastructure it delivers across the world.

The target comes after the construction management and consultancy group announced that it had secured a pipeline of carbon-reduction works with clients that would exceed its original target to save one million tonnes of carbon by 2026.

The business says it has held a position of carbon neutrality since 2020.

Mace currently delivers carbon-reduction services for over 100 clients, including global government programmes, financial institutions, and the transport sector.

‘We have seen what’s possible’

The Responsible Business team has tripled over the last four years as demand for specialist services increases.

James Low, global head of Responsible Business, Mace said: “Having met our original target within a year, we have seen what’s possible and so we’re going bigger – 10 times bigger.

“Our carbon handprint can be 1,000x more impactful than our footprint – using our expertise and influence on global projects and programmes will drive significant impacts.

“We have seen a phenomenal leap in businesses taking accountability for their footprint and wanting to do the right thing, but with that often comes uncertainty in how to set targets, develop strategies, and measure outcomes.

“Looking beyond our own carbon footprint has shown us what a difference we can make.

“Climate change isn’t an opportunity for competition – it’s an opportunity to come together to achieve much more.”

Mace’s Responsible Business Strategy includes other targets such as the reduction of its corporate carbon footprint by 10% year-on-year and to create 500ha of biodiversity gain by 2026.

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