Published: 21st Feb 2020

Building firm Sir Robert McAlpine has committed to net-zero carbon emissions within the next five years. They’ve made the pledge in their new sustainability strategy for 2020-2024 which sets how the company will implement new carbon reduction initiatives, cut down on construction waste and use more ethical supply chains to reach the goal. They also want to see a year-on-year increase in social value delivered across the firm’s operations. They currently partner with the Social Profit Calculator to set targets, monitor, and improve the social value of each project. Sir Robert McAlpine carries out engineering and construction for a range of industries including oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, nuclear, pharmaceutical, defence, chemical, water and mining. According to the government’s Technology Strategy Board, the construction, operation and maintenance of the built environment account for 45% of total UK carbon emissions. Simon Richards, head of sustainability at Sir Robert McAlpine, said: … (To read the full article, subscribe below)