Mace Plan to Save 10 Million Tonnes of Carbon
Mace has announced new plans to save 10 million tonnes of carbon associated with buildings and infrastructure it delivers across the world.
The new target comes months after the business announced it had secured a pipeline of carbon reduction works with clients that would exceed its original target of saving a million tonnes of carbon by 2026.
Having held a position of carbon neutrality since 2020, the construction and facility services provider is now looking beyond its own carbon footprint to support clients with accelerating their own net zero journeys.
The company says it is currently delivering carbon reduction services for over 100 clients globally, including intergovernmental programmes, financial institutions, and the transport sector by embedding low carbon technology, retrofitting AI and smart building solutions, optimising design and implementing modern methods of construction to deliver low embodied carbon assets, and using clean tech to move towards zero carbon construction.
In its UK construction business, Mace is working on some of the country’s most advanced low carbon projects including EDGE London Bridge (which will be London’s most sustainable office tower to date), 81 Newgate Street and 101 Moorgate.
The size of its ‘Responsible Business Team’ of experts in low carbon design, construction and operations, has tripled over the last four years as demand for specialist services increases.
We have seen a phenomenal leap in businesses taking accountability for their footprint and wanting to do the right thing
James Low, Global Head of Responsible Business, says: “Having met our original target within a year, we have seen what’s possible and so we’re going bigger – ten times bigger.
“Our carbon handprint can be 1000x more impactful than our footprint. Using our expertise and influence on global projects and programmes will drive significant impacts.
“We have seen a phenomenal leap in businesses taking accountability for their footprint and wanting to do the right thing, but with that often comes uncertainty in how to set targets, develop strategies and measure outcomes.
“Looking beyond our own carbon footprint has shown us what a difference we can make. Climate change isn’t an opportunity for competition, it’s an opportunity to come together to achieve much more.”
The new target is just one of the ambitions Mace has set in the group’s Responsible Business Strategy, with other targets including a reduction of its corporate carbon footprint by 10 per cent year-on-year and achieving 500ha of biodiversity gain by 2026
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