Infrastructure services and engineering company Amey has committed to reducing its carbon emissions and aims to reach carbon net-zero by 2040.
The company announced the move on world Earth Day last Thursday (22 April) and set out its roadmap to achieve this goal. It has set itself two key targets:
- To achieve Scope 1 and 2 Net-Zero by 2035 with a minimum of 80 per cent absolute reduction on a 2019 baseline; and
- To be fully net-zero including Scope 3 by 2040.
To realise these targets, Amey will be following four principles: reduce, transition, innovate and engage.
Amey explained that it recognises the importance of reducing its impact and supporting clients to achieve their carbon and climate change ambitions.
Emily Davies, Amey’s head of social impact, said: “Globally, there is an increasing urgency to reduce our collective impact on the world’s climate. We support the UN Global Goals and call for action on climate change. We share their ambition for investment in low-carbon innovation and infrastructure. We recognise the importance of focusing that investment on sectors that support sustainable growth, create fair and employment and accelerate decarbonisation of the economy.
“Our Roadmap to Net Zero sets out our commitment to this global challenge and our approach to achieving our own carbon goals.”
So far in its endeavour the company has established a carbon and climate change working group, and is following a company car option list that consists of fully electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, or petrol/electric hybrids and procuring 100 per cent renewable energy.
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