Our net zero strategy is structured around seven goals that will enable us to achieve net zero carbon by 2040. At least 90% will be achieved through emission reduction, with residual emissions offset with high quality and certified carbon removal investments.
Our long-term 2040 target is supplemented by a near-term Science-based target for 2030. This target aligns our reduction trajectory with the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, in order to reduce the worst impacts of climate change.
The seven goals we’re focussing on are: reducing our travel, improving the efficiency of our fleet, enabling low carbon transport by our employees, pioneering green innovations, integrating carbon reduction throughout our business, and neutralising our impact through high quality and certified carbon offsets. Our approach is structured around robust management systems, including ISO 14001, led by our Managing Director Robin Blake.
A number of successful emission reduction initiatives have already been implemented, including establishing ‘Green Offices’ at Hitchin. These pioneering sites include a diverse range of sustainable initiatives including a green wall, infra-red heaters, renewable energy supply, and outfitted solar panels.
On projects when the energy supply is controlled by Ashe, we are using 100% REGO backed renewable energy. With our supply chain we working to reduce packaging waste, in particular single use plastic, and using renewable materials wherever possible, including concrete and bricks that are made from 90% recyclable materials that can be recycled at end of life at demolition phases.
A detailed explanation of our carbon emissions and reduction programmes can be found in our extensive policy document, where information on governance and individual targets can also be found.