How can a construction company cut carbon emissions?
Skanska is a multinational construction and development company based in Sweden. Skanska UK is advancing the decarbonisation agenda in its industry by setting itself an ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2045.
Skanska UK is confident that it can become carbon neutral by 2045, as well as cutting its emissions to 50 per cent of its 2010 level, by 2030. Crucially, this includes all emissions across the entire supply chain associated with the company’s projects. This makes this one of the most ambitious and progressive carbon targets in the construction industry.
Roadmap to carbon reduction
In order to achieve its carbon objectives, Skanska UK has developed a low-carbon roadmap. Skanska UK was also the first contractor externally certified to the PAS2080 carbon management in infrastructure specification, which demonstrates its ability to deliver low carbon, low-cost solutions.
Driving down carbon
A big part of Skanska UK’s emissions footprint is from its vehicles. The company is taking the lead in decarbonising its fleet by capping emissions for company cars, and by offering hybrid and electric vehicles to employees. Its Hertfordshire head office has 67 electric vehicle charging points, which have cut carbon emissions by 23 tonnes since they were installed.
In Swansea, Wales, Skanska UK’s wind turbine, built here in the UK, will annually save Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water GBP 350,000 of operational expenditure, and help it achieve its renewable energy targets. Carbon emissions were cut by reducing materials used during the building process, and by reusing excavation waste, saving nearly GBP 500,000.
This story shows how Skanska supports Goal 13: Climate Action, specifically Target 13.3: “improve education, awareness raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning.”
Founded in 1887, Skanska is a multinational construction and development company based in Sweden. It is the fifth largest construction company in the world according to Construction Global magazine.
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