Supply Chain Carbon Week
With the support of our supply chain we have already reduced our company (direct) carbon footprint by 67% since 2010
Morgan Sindall Construction is committed to becoming net-zero carbon by 2030 for our own operations. We know however that we can have a much bigger impact if we collaborate with our supply chain to provide innovative solutions to the climate emergency. We have signed Contractors Declare and set ambitious Science Based Targets, both of which ensure we focus on collaborating with the industry to reduce our collective carbon emissions.
The built environment industry contributes 45% of the UK’s Greenhouse Gas emissions.
Our carbon strategy is focused on reducing impact across the whole life cycle of a building project
Our Carbon Strategy is called Decarbonising Communities, which is a stakeholder led strategy that empowers and enables all to make a contribution to carbon reduction. Whilst the carbon associated with manufacturing building materials and the energy consumed by the end users are our indirect (scope 3) emissions, we have a clear responsibility to influence carbon reduction through stakeholder engagement. The tonnes of carbon associated with these value chain emissions far outweigh our own operational carbon emissions and reducing this will help deliver assets that do less harm to the planet.
By working together we can reduce our carbon emissions and the resources we've set out in this document will give you some ideas as to how you can get involved:
Take part: 10 tonne carbon challenge
The purpose of this challenge is for our project teams and supply chain to work together in order to reduce their project carbon emissions by a minimum of 10 tonnes.
Reducing carbon rather than offsetting is our primary goal. We are focusing on encouraging greater innovation and transparency of product emissions in the supply chain. The challenge is also great opportunity to capture some best practice across the industry.
Complete your carbon pledge
So far a number of the Morgan Sindall Construction team has completed their Carbon Pledge, identifying how they as individuals can play their part in reducing carbon as part of their role. We're rolling this out to our supply chain, where you can take part and let us know how your business is working to reduce carbon emissions.
All these changes will culminate into significant outcomes for the industry as we all work towards our net carbon zero goals.