Balfour Beatty launches solutions to help construction reach Net Zero

Balfour Beatty has introduced the first in a series of innovative solutions and learnings to support the construction and infrastructure industry in reaching Net Zero Carbon emissions. 

Building on its 55% carbon emissions reduction since 2010 and its recent commitment to the United Nations Race To Zero campaign, the company is also gearing up for its official submission to the Science Based Target Initiative.     

To kickstart its countdown to COP26, Balfour Beatty partnered with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to undertake a joint survey targeting nearly 40,000 of the construction and infrastructure industry’s supply chain partners, to understand the barriers, issues and opportunities faced by the sector in achieving Net Zero.  

The findings are published in its paper “Greening the chain: Overcoming barriers for a Net Zero Supply Chain”, in which Balfour Beatty is providing access to key recommendations for policy makers, customers, and the wider industry to help it to achieve Net Zero  and play a major role in tackling the global climate change emergency.  

Over the coming weeks, Balfour Beatty will demonstrate a wide range of innovative activities that support the bold international targets and ambitions set out in its sustainability strategy, “Building New Futures”.  

Balfour Beatty will launch a number of new initiatives including:  

  • A Carbon Conscious training programme to improve employees collective understanding of carbon, supporting efforts in reducing their individual and the business’ carbon footprint. 
  • A Sustainability Showcase, demonstrating the significant progress in making its plant and fleet sustainable as well as modern methods of construction at its Shotts depot in Scotland. Opening the doors to its Digital Innovation Hub in Glasgow, displaying the great progress on all things digital and virtual. 

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, said: “The climate emergency is probably the biggest global societal challenge we have ever faced. It’s a challenge that will require all of us to pull together in the same direction. 

“Whilst Balfour Beatty has long been at the vanguard of sustainability having halved our carbon emissions in the last decade, we know that more can and should be done. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is a welcome opportunity to accelerate this process forward, as we work in tandem with businesses across our industry and beyond to drive rapid, meaningful change.”

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