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CLC issues rallying call ahead of COP26 as new carbon leaders are announced

06 October, 2021

Construction Leadership Council co-chair Andy Mitchell today calls on industry to redouble its efforts in the fight against carbon.

Speaking at UK Construction Week, Mr Mitchell will provide an update on the Council’s industry-leading CO2nstructZero initiative, which is co-ordinating cross-sector activities to drive carbon out of construction.

Earlier this year the CLC revealed its CO2nstructZero Performance Framework, a unique series of metrics that will measure how the industry is delivering on its mission to reduce carbon.

With colleagues from across the industry, Mr Mitchell will outline how the Framework is now working, with the first indications of the impact that it is having on the sector.

Mr Mitchell will also announce a raft of new companies that have been appointed as CO2nstructZero Business Champions. Business Champions provide leadership to the sector, with credible and visible plans to cut carbon within their businesses.

The new Business Champions are:

  • Arup
  • BAM UK
  • Baxall Construction
  • Ferrovial Construction
  • Fork Truck Solutions
  • Genuit Group
  • GKR Scaffolding
  • Marshalls
  • Pallet Loop
  • Velux

Helen Gawor of GKR Scaffolding, Tim Chapman of Arup, Nathan Wride of The Pallet LOOP and Chris Griffiths of Marshalls will join Mr Mitchell for today’s presentation.

Commenting on the new Champions Mr Mitchell said: “As an industry we will only meet our climate change ambitions if we collaborate rather than compete over carbon. These businesses have agreed to share the brilliant work that they are doing to help other companies in all parts of our industry to develop their own strategies to reduce carbon.

“Our Business Champions are a fundamental element of the CO2nstructZero and will support the delivery of the Performance Framework that will allow us to not only say what we're doing, but also show the affect that it is having. This is going to be the defining challenge for our industry in the coming years. I want to encourage every UK construction business to get on board with the CO2nstructZero programme so that we can work together to deliver a better future and drive out carbon.”

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