VolkerWessels UK’s Carbon Reduction Strategy sets out our target of being Net Zero by 2035 for all Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and for those Scope 3 emissions which are under our direct control.
To support our strategy, VolkerWessels UK is a signatory of the Science Based Targets Initiative ‘Business Ambition to 1.5°C’, confirming that we have committed to setting a science-based target that is in line with a 1.5°C future.
We will achieve our target primarily through ambitious carbon reduction, and secondly through robust and credible, gold standard offsets for its unavoidable emissions. From 2025, we will introduce 10% year-on-year incremental offsetting, culminating in full offset by 2035.
We will continue to work with our clients, our supply chain and our procurement teams, to promote sustainable choices of materials, and to stimulate a downward trend in emissions resulting from the materials used on our projects.
Progress towards this carbon reduction target will be externally verified through VolkerWessels UK’s Planet Mark certification, to ensure credibility and transparency.
The Carbon Reduction Strategy includes a specific Carbon Reduction Plan for each business in the group, aligning with the requirements of Policy Procurement Notice (PPN) 06/21 – ‘taking account for carbon reduction plans in major government contracts’.