Six civils clients to switch to low carbon concrete and steel

Six big infrastructure clients have pledged to switch to lowest carbon-sourced concrete and steel on their projects.

Anglian Water, Heathrow, The Lower Thames Crossing, National Highways, Northumbrian Water and Sellafield have committed to scale-back use of the biggest contributors to CO₂ emissions – diesel, steel, and concrete.

They are the first clients to sign up for the Construction Leadership Council’s “Five Client Carbon Commitments” designed to help the industry advance to Net Zero.

The CLC is also asking client organisations to commit to using PAS2080, creating a common carbon management standard across the industry, and to put carbon reduction at the heart of their procurement processes.

These pledges have been piloted by the Lower Thames Crossing, resulting in a 50% reduction in carbon in its procurement process which concluded recently.

Mark Reynolds, Group Chairman and Chief Executive of Mace and Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council said: “We are now at an inflection point where wholesale changes, brought about through cross-industry collaboration, are the only way to meet the speed and scale that Net Zero 2050 demands.”

The CIP online Environmental Manual contains information on PAS 2080 and subscriptions start from just £312 + vat per annum.

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