Costain has launched its climate change action plan, in which it commits to deliver low carbon solutions to every client by 2023 and to be net zero by 2035.
The company’s action plan is the latest in a series of environmental announcements made by leading industry names including Wates, Sir Robert McAlpine and Mace, all announcing ambitious net zero carbon targets so far this year.
Costain says its own climate change action plan will be via a whole life cycle approach, eliminating its clients’ and supply chain emissions as well as its own.
Working collaboratively with government, clients, partners and its supply chain, Costain has announced that by 2023, every solution delivered for clients will propose at least one low carbon option, with whole life cycle zero carbon emission solutions being delivered by 2035.
The plan also outlines how the group will work in the development and delivery of both carbon capture and clean and renewable energy generation to reduce carbon footprints across every sector.
Costain has published how it will reduce plant emissions, incorporate low or zero carbon materials, switch all of its energy connections to carbon neutral energy tariffs and overhaul its vehicle fleet to ultralow emission vehicles as elements of the commitment to reduce its total solution footprint to net zero by 2035.
The group says it is already on its journey to be a clean growth leader, working with government, regulators and clients to enable the uptake of low carbon technologies such as carbon capture and hydrogen as well as connected and autonomous vehicles. The company is also actively supporting its workforce to help change their behaviours with sites and offices recently taking an entire day to recognise how they can reduce their carbon footprint both at home and at work.
Alex Vaughan, CEO said: “Eliminating carbon emissions is fundamental to ensure we help shape UK infrastructure to mitigate and adapt to the global challenge of climate change. We are developing and offering our clients low carbon, whole life solutions to ensure that we make a positive difference over the next decade.”