29 Jul '14, 8am

.@WillmottDixon retains its status as a carbon neutral construction firm after off-setting emissions

.@WillmottDixon retains its status as a carbon neutral construction firm after off-setting emissions

Since 2012, the contractor has reduced its emissions relative to turnover by 6.1 per cent through a range of measures such as better insulated site cabins, higher fuel efficiency specifications for hire plant and machinery, green bonuses for staff choosing lower emissions cars and improved use of video conferencing. However, where it has not been able to cut emissions, the contractor has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company network, to invest in projects overseas to save carbon emissions equivalent to those emitted in 2013. Willmott Dixon believes it is the only construction firm to be carbon neutral. Paul Smith, Divisional Chief Executive at Willmott Dixon Support Services, said: “Being carbon neutral allows us to demonstrate our commitment to taking absolute emissions to net zero. “We’ll keep reducing the carbon intensity of our operations year-on-year, although the rea...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/news/willmott-dixon-proclaims-carbon...

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