Mace has announced that it will achieve net zero carbon emissions in 2020.
The ambitious target will see the company reduce its carbon emissions across its own development and operations as far as possible, and offset all outstanding emissions to Gold Standard.
The net zero carbon objective builds on Mace signing up to the RE100 commitment in 2017 – a global initiative to encourage organisations to use 100% renewable energy.
Mace says it will be seeking opportunities to accelerate the adoption of solutions to reduce carbon emissions. Alongside this, the company says it will be supporting its clients, partners and supply chain to embrace and implement low carbon solutions associated with construction and infrastructure projects.
The strategy, Steps Without Footprints, will see Mace work to ‘Reduce, Transform, Investigate and Influence’ to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the construction and built environment.
The company says its strategy explores different approaches to tackle the challenges of energy use, embodied carbon, including the decarbonisation of heating and cooling systems, business travel and water and waste.
Mark Reynolds, group chief executive at Mace, said: “Our ambition to achieve net zero carbon in 2020 is Mace’s strongest commitment yet to working sustainably and protecting our environment. Over the last eight years we have invested heavily in reducing our impact on the planet and we are now ready to take this ambitious step and lead our industry to take bold action.
“It is imperative the construction industry works collaboratively and embraces new technology to implement low carbon solutions to transform the way we create, operate and repurpose the built environment.”