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Posted: 1st February 2022

Launched in March 2021, CO2nstruct Zero brings together organisations that are demonstrating leadership in relation to carbon reduction, sharing their good practice with others from across the UK construction sector, and providing a set of metrics that enables the sector, quarterly, to collectively measure its progress to Net Zero.

Since its launch more than 70 Business Champions have committed to targeted carbon reduction, and to provide details of how they are achieving this to help those from across the wider sector.

Today’s announcement marks CO2nstruct Zero’s continued growth.

The following companies have been appointed in the first round of new champions for 2022

  • Changing Streams
  • Carey Group
  • GPH Builders Merchants
  • John A Stephens Ltd
  • Northstone Group
  • Pure Haus
  • SIG Trading

In addition to welcoming these Business Champions, we are delighted to announce today that NatWest has joined CO2nstruct Zero as a Partner, recognising the global role of construction in meeting the Net Zero challenge.

Charlie Foster (Managing Director, Large Corporate Real Estate) of NatWest said: “Ambitions around net zero, particularly given the required timescales, are only going to be achieved through the sharing of knowledge across sectors and supply chains, together with clear and consistent measurement and tracking of the reduction in carbon emissions; CO2nstruct Zero is a really positive example of a collaborative effort to bring a whole sector together to solve for net zero and NatWest looks forward to championing this work.”

John Wilson, CEO of the Northstone Group, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as a CO2nstruct Zero Business Champion. As a Group we are committed to managing our operations in a responsible way and we strive to develop and implement innovative solutions to drive more sustainable construction. By working closely with our supply chain and clients, we are reducing the environmental footprint of our projects and delivering a more sustainable built environment in line with the CO2nstruct Zero priorities. We are pleased to play an important role in modern society, leaving a positive lasting legacy for the planet, contributing to a better future for all.”

CLC co-chair Andy Mitchell CBE said: “Carbon reduction is one of the CLC’s leading priorities for 2022 as we seek to support industry in its drive to Net Zero. Since launch last year more than 60 firms have signed up as Business Champions but we must not rest on our laurels. For this reason, I am delighted that we have started 2022 strongly, with our first new Business Champions of the year helping to ensure that CO2nstructZero continues to spread good practice sector-wide.