Progress towards net-zero by 2045
Latest annual data shows modest reduction in absolute emissions including our supply chain, and continued year-on-year improvement in carbon intensity.
In 2019 Skanska UK committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2045, including our supply chain. Since then, we have seen many other major contractors as well as many client organisations commit to achieving net-zero; at industry level we’ve seen the launch of the Construction Leadership Council’s C02nstructZero strategy; and at national level we’ve seen the issue of climate change significantly heightened by our nation’s hosting of the COP26 global climate change conference. Four years into our net-zero strategy at Skanska UK carbon reduction continues to be a business priority and our focus remains on the steps we can take to de-carbonise our value chain now, rather than relying only on what innovations or mechanisms might help us achieve net-zero in the 2040s.
Where appropriate, we use external verification to assure our information. For example, our carbon data is assessed under the CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) programme.