Infrastructure services and engineering company Amey is speeding up its green aspirations to address climate change challenges.
The company’s green ambition is laid out in its Social Value Plan and its recently launched Roadmap to Net Zero. The company is committed to reducing its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040, and its consultancy division has a growing team of specialists creating solutions for clients across its operations from transport to FM.
Projects include designing the UK’s first carbon-neutral road improvement project – an £8 million National Highways carriageway reconstruction in Cumbria, using solar lighting towers on-site at Brent Cross sidings in support of Network Rail’s 2050 ambition for a low-emissions railway, and introducing energy-saving smart lighting to school estates.
Amey is also launching an Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship programme, helping apprentices to gain an IEMA-accredited environmental management degree in an alliance with Coventry University.
The company has set out two main ambitions to:
- Achieve Scope 1 and 2 net-zero by 2035 with a minimum of 80 per cent absolute reduction on a 2019 baseline; and
- Be fully net-zero including Scope 3 by 2040.
It is using its Springboard innovation platform to encourage employees to submit ideas about how the business could reach its net-zero ambition. More than 260 ideas have so far been submitted to be reviewed and moved on to the delivery stage.
Amanda Fisher, Amey’s CEO, said: “As an engineering company that delivers critical services across the built environment, transport infrastructure, energy and utilities management, we recognise the urgency and focus needed to reduce emissions.
“Change will come through everyone looking at what they can do to make a difference, so encouraging and supporting our teams to develop new talent and share their ideas is crucial.
“Working collectively with our employees, our clients and supply chain partners will drive the change needed to achieve the goals to minimise our impact on climate change.”
In the run-up to Cop26 Amey will be sharing case studies, interviews and short films on its social media channels.
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