Mott MacDonald, the global management, engineering and development consultancy, has announced three corporate commitments in response to the Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR) which has been developed by the British Treasury, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Green Construction Board (GCB). The ICR calls on the infrastructure sector to cut carbon as a means of improving commercial efficiency and releasing a potential £1.5bn economic benefit. Mott MacDonald was commissioned by the GCB’s Infrastructure Working Group to research and author the review and its supporting technical report.
Mott MacDonald has made the following promises:
- To provide leadership in influencing our customers and partners to reduce carbon. This will be done by measuring and driving for reductions on every major project on which we work by 2015
- To continue championing lean solutions, including BIM and off-site construction, to minimise carbon emissions, resource use and waste on all our projects
- To use carbon awareness, carbon foot-printing and carbon reduction targets as key assessment criteria for existing and prospective suppliers to Mott MacDonald from 2014
Keith Howells, chairman of Mott MacDonald Group, commented: “Carbon is a business-critical issue, no matter what your convictions about manmade CO2 and climate change. Carbon is a proxy measurement of resource efficiency. By cutting carbon, the infrastructure sector could generate significant savings, contributing a substantial financial benefit to the UK economy.”
“While working hard to drive sustainable behaviour throughout our own operations, Mott MacDonald’s most significant contribution to sustainability by far is the performance of our projects. We’ve been at the forefront of this agenda ever since it started to bite in the 1990s and we are committed to driving even harder to achieve the most innovative, carbon efficient and cost effective solution for our clients,” Keith added.