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Costain joins CLC’s CO2nstructZero Business Champions



28 June 2021

Costain is joining leaders from a wide spectrum of UK businesses that have stepped up to drive carbon out of the construction industry.

Today the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) confirms a stellar line up of businesses including major contractors and global consultants, top manufacturers and products firms, as well as specialist distributors and quantity surveyors that have committed to share their experience as they plan to hit Net Zero.

Lara Young, Costain’s group carbon manager said, “Our Climate Change Action Plan has not only set out how we will meet the ConstructZero priorities, it’s already delivering on these. Costain is taking tangible actions to tackle our industry’s emissions and we believe that working in close collaboration with our entire value chain and sharing knowledge industry wide will ensure we achieve the UK’s net zero targets.”

Costain is one of 12 organisations confirmed today as the second wave of CO2nstructZero Business Champions. They will work alongside the CLC and other major industry bodies to share innovations and best practice, acting as promotors and role models to support the industry’s move to Net Zero Carbon.

CO2nstructZero is the Construction Leadership Council’s campaign to bring the whole sector together in a joint effort to meet the UK’s Net Zero ambitions.

As Business Champions, each organisation has made a commitment that they will share tangible evidence of their net zero carbon plans against the nine CO2nstructZero priorities, contribute to the CO2nstructZero industry reporting process and work together to support companies in the sector to develop their own plans.

Costain joins representatives from Atkins, Knights Brown, and Peak - to take part in an event today where they explain the work that they are undertaking to tackle carbon.

Construction Leadership Council co-chair Andy Mitchell welcomes the new Champions. He said: “We all know that tackling carbon will be the single biggest challenge our sector faces over the coming decade. To advance as an industry, we need to learn from those who are leading the way. I am delighted that we have such strong Champions coming on board, providing guidance for companies across UK construction on how they can drive out carbon.”

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