We are committed to working with our supply chain partners to help adopt an integrated approach to driving down emissions through the construction process.
Cutting carbon emissions has been high on the Morganstone agenda for many years. In 2021 we took a larger step forward and joined the fight against climate change by signing up to the United Nations, Race to Zero climate pledge.
As part of the climate pledge, we commit to:
Why did you decide to sign up the UN Race to Zero SME Climate commitment?
Our decision to sign up to the SME Climate commitment was a direct response to the climate emergency. The construction industry has a significant impact on global emissions and we recognised our responsibility to future generations to take immediate action in fighting the climate crisis. We were ready to accept the challenge and affect change. We’re passionate about becoming leaders for sustainable construction in Wales and signing up represents our commitment to this ambition and sets our direction over the next few years to drastically cut emissions and build business resilience.
What actions are you planning to take, to help reduce emissions and tackle climate change?
We have published our carbon strategy ‘Route to Zero’ and developed our carbon roadmap to help us reach Net Zero. Our strategy and roadmap (linked below) provide more detail on the steps we are going to take over the next 10 years to help us reach our goals. These will evolve over time as we progress on the journey and new innovative technology becomes more readily available, however having a clear route enables us to remain focussed on what we want to achieve.
Offsetting our emissions is an important part of this approach. Until we reach net zero, we are committed to continue a programme of carbon offsetting through tree planting in Wales. We offset 5% of our 2020 carbon emissions and 8% of our 2021 carbon emissions.