Infrastructure company Costain has committed to deliver 'low carbon solutions, including tackling Scope 3 emissions, to every client by 2023 and to be net-zero by 2035'.
The commitment will be delivered through a whole life-cycle approach, focused on cutting clients’ and supply chain’s emissions as well as its own.
The announcement is part of its climate change action plan in which it commits that by 2023, 'every solution delivered for clients will propose at least one low carbon option, with whole life cycle zero carbon emission solutions being delivered by 2035'.
Alex Vaughan, CEO said: 'Eliminating carbon emissions is fundamental to ensure we help shape UK infrastructure to mitigate and adapt to the global challenge of climate change. We are developing and offering our clients low carbon, whole-life solutions to ensure that we make a positive difference over the next decade.'
Costain outlined ambitions to reduce plant emissions, incorporate low or zero-carbon materials, switch all of its energy connections to carbon-neutral energy tariffs and overhaul its vehicle fleet to ultra low emission vehicles.
The plan also outlines how Costain will play a role in the development and delivery of both carbon capture and clean and renewable energy generation.