Topic Sustainability, Carbon
Date 10 Dec 2021
Galliford Try is pleased to announce that it has been named as an official Business Champion of the Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstruct Zero programme.
Launched in March 2021, CO2nstruct Zero brings together organisations that are demonstrating leadership in relation to carbon reduction, sharing their good practice with others from across the UK construction sector, and providing a set of metrics that enables the sector to collectively measure its progress quarterly to net zero.
Galliford Try pledged to achieve net zero carbon across its own operations by 2030, and net zero across all activities by 2045, in June 2021. To provide a clear route to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Group committed to achieving a verifiable science-based target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, and the UN-backed campaign Race to Zero.
The business is already well advanced on its carbon reduction journey across its own operations, having reduced carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (Scope 1, 2 and operational Scope 3) by 62% from 2012 to 2020. Since then, the Group has appointed a new Director of Sustainability and a Low Carbon Lead, specifically to focus on decarbonisation, as well as announcing a move to an all electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle fleet.
Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, said: “The scale and urgency of the climate emergency and the significant role that the construction industry must play in decarbonising the built environment is a focal point of our Sustainable Growth Strategy. We are therefore delighted to have been named a Business Champion of the CO2nstruct Zero change programme in recognition of both our work so far and our commitments going forward, and we look forward to playing a leading role in addressing these vital issues.”