Willmott Dixon buildings to be net-zero by 2030

Willmott Dixon is aiming to make all new build and refurbishment projects delivered from 2030 net-zero carbon under a new 2030 sustainable development strategy.

Naming the strategy ‘Now or Never; our decisive decade’ Willmott Dixon pledges that its own operations will be zero carbon in a decade and is aiming for its supply chain partners to be net-zero carbon in operation by 2040, the company itself having been net-zero since 2012.

The new strategy is underpinned by the Science Based Targets initiative, which has approved Willmott Dixon’s emissions reduction targets as being in line with an overall need to limit a global temperature rise to 1.5C above preindustrial levels to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change.

Other targets in the strategy include planting 100,000 trees by 2030.

Group chief executive Rick Willmott expanded: “We’ve set some ambitious targets, some of the toughest for the construction sector, as we feel that now is the time for bold action if we are to bequeath future generations a planet not suffering from the consequences of past inaction in tackling the causes of climate change, but instead is one that they can live and thrive in.”

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