On Earth Day (22 April), Amey has announced its commitment to cut carbon emissions and is aiming to reach carbon net zero by 2040
To achieve these targets, Amey will be following four principles: reduce, transition, innovate and engage.
- Achieve Scope 1 and 2 net zero by 2035 with a minimum of 80% absolute reduction on a 2019 baseline
- Be fully net zero including Scope 3 by 2040
As an engineering company that delivers vital services across the built environment and transport infrastructure, as well as energy and utilities management, Amey recognises the importance of reducing its impact and supporting clients to achieve their carbon and climate change ambitions.
Amey’s progress so far includes establishing a carbon and climate change working group, realising a company car option list that comprises only fully electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids or petrol/electric hybrids and procuring 100% renewable energy.
Increasing urgency to reduce our impact on the world’s climate
Emily Davies, head of social impact, Amey, said: “We believe every organisation must demonstrate leadership by both committing to net zero and putting greater pace into reducing absolute emissions.
“We support the UN Global Goals and call for action on climate change. We share their ambition for investment in low carbon innovation and infrastructure.
“We recognise the importance of focusing that investment on sectors that support sustainable growth, create fair and employment and accelerate decarbonisation of the economy.
“Our Roadmap to Net Zero sets out our commitment to this global challenge and our approach to achieving our own carbon goals.