Energy and climate change


We believe that climate change is the single biggest threat to our planet and that we must all play a part in tackling it.

In 2012 we were the first construction and support services company to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, and the first to become carbon neutral.  But we know we must do more to reduce the impact of our own operations, particularly as our business is growing.  Business travel and our commercial fleet are our highest producers of emissions, and we have a strategy in place to drive these down.

We are leading the sector in low-energy building design and energy-efficient repairs, maintenance and retrofit.  We are also working with manufacturers and designers to develop understanding of embodied carbon in construction materials, so that we can make the right choices when it comes to the products we use.

Our ambition is to:

Reduce our carbon footprint, maintain carbon neutrality and work towards decoupling carbon emissions from business growth.

Our milestone target is:  To reduce carbon intensity by 15% by 2014 compared with 2010.