WSP joins net-zero commitment

Environmental management and consultancy company WSP will halve the carbon footprint of its designs and advice by 2030 and deliver net-zero emissions in its own operations by 2025 in the UK.

As many countries follow the UK’s lead in setting a target of 2050 of achieving net-zero emissions, WSP believes that it is the first company in its sector to make such an ambitious commitment having set the target after consulting with clients and companies across its value chain.

“For companies like ours, the greatest impact we can make on the world’s climate emergency is addressing the carbon footprint associated with the work we do for our clients. When we design the heating or cooling system for a skyscraper, the energy needed to run this system will have an environmental impact for decades. And in our infrastructure, the concrete and steel we specify could have equivalent emissions to a small country.” Commented Mark Naysmith CEO, WSP in the UK.

The company has pledged to be involved with more green projects, make lower-carbon design choices, innovate and build skills in low-carbon thinking. Alongside this new commitment, the company is already on course to achieve net-zero emissions in its operations by 2025 due to reductions in emissions from travel, cuts in energy consumption and stopping landfill.

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