A contractor reducing carbon emissions

A key UK contractor is reducing carbon emissions.
Recycling / June 3, 2024 1 minute 23 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
UK contractor FM Conway is making key moves to minimise its carbon emissions

UK contractor FM Conway is making major moves to reduce its carbon emissions. The firm is now British Standards Institute (BSI) certified to PAS 2080:2030, the global standard for management and reduction of whole-life carbon in infrastructure and the built environment.

PAS 2080 provides the framework for managing whole-life carbon across infrastructure projects through promotion of early collaboration with the whole value chain and embedding low carbon decision making into every phase of works.

The stringent audit process highlighted FM Conway’s self-delivery model as a key contributor to intelligently designing out carbon, as well as its bespoke whole-life carbon assessment and reporting tool which contains over 15,000 materials and fuels – enabling carbon impact assessments to be provided for all works it delivers.
FM Conway Sustainability Director, Matt Tallon, said: “Collaboration and innovation across the infrastructure industry is essential to deliver net zero, and our PAS 2080 certification reflects our commitment to those values. Our clients have ambitious targets, and they need their partners to work with them to lead the change. We’ve long been a pioneer in highways recycling and we’re building on that experience to ensure we combine the right materials, construction methods, and technical expertise, to deliver maximum whole-life carbon savings –making these carbon goals a reality.”

Catherine Wilkins, Category Management Group Lead at National Highways adds: “As one of the UK’s largest buyers of construction materials and services, we have a significant opportunity to catalyse Britain’s construction industry to deliver Net Zero. We have stipulated that our large and medium suppliers must be certified against PAS 2080 by the end of 2025 and are delighted that FM Conway has already achieved this important milestone.”

Maria Manidaki, Technical Director of Decarbonisation at Mott MacDonald states: “As a Technical co-author of PAS 2080, and an advisor to the FM Conway team going through the PAS verification process, I am very pleased to see the team’s leadership and drive to improve their own carbon capability by aligning their systems, processes and skills to the PAS 2080 carbon management standard. I am confident that the PAS 2080 verification will be a great platform to focus FM Conway’s efforts to influence their clients and product/material suppliers to develop and implement low carbon solutions that will benefit the wider infrastructure sector.”


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