The Scaffolding Association suggests that new “green rules” for major government contracts will become more widespread, placing additional pressures on businesses.
The new measures, announced on 30th September 2021, will require businesses bidding for major government contracts to commit to achieving net-zero emissions.
The government believes these “green rules” will help deliver their manifesto promise to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The new “green rules” will apply to any company bidding for government contracts worth more than £5million a year, not just those who ultimately secure the contract.
The government currently spends £290 billion a year on procurement and says that they intend to use their spending power to help green the economy.