Working closely with our supply chain partners and customer, our project team developed a cost-effective solution to reuse materials on-site.
United Nations Race to Zero campaign
As part of our commitment to minimise the environmental impact of our operations across the UK, US and Hong Kong we’ve joined the United Nations Race To Zero campaign. The campaign sees non-state actors across the global economy committing to take rigorous and immediate action to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, in line with the global race to limit rising temperatures to 1.5°C.
Having already reduced our carbon emissions by 54.7% since 2010, we are committed to halving our 2020 carbon emissions by 2030, including scope 3 emissions.
Nigel Topping, UN High Level Climate Action Champion, said: “I’m delighted to see that Balfour Beatty, a leading international infrastructure company, has joined the Race To Zero through our Partner initiative Business Ambition for 1.5C
I welcome Balfour Beatty’s commitment to the net zero agenda: its high ambition and leadership light the way for others in the industry to take action towards halving emissions by 2030. I hope that Balfour Beatty’s commitment will inspire others to also step up in this race towards a more resilient, zero carbon world.”
Balfour Beatty has set out a roadmap to delivering a zero carbon construction site which we are trialling on a live site - the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Biomes Initiative.
Our ecology experts undertook significant works to manage and mitigate risks posed to badgers and dormice in the area.