Published 17th of April 2023 by Nina

Laing O'Rourke Mandates Low Carbon Concrete for All UK New Builds

“We shape our buildings and, afterwards, our buildings shape us,” said Winston Churchill.  They are the centre of our #communities, professionally and personally. They surround us. The ‘built #environment’ plays a significant role in our lives.

According to the UN Environment Programme the #builtenvironment is also the largest single contributor to #greenhouse (#GHG#emissions, at an estimated 30 - 40% of global levels. And businesses within this space have a responsibility to support the transition to #sustainabledevelopment.

Multinational #construction company Laing O'Rourke is doing just that, and it’s great to see the #leadership coming from this UK-based #business.

The company has just announced that it will only be using, exclusively, low #carbon concrete on all new #UK projects. The shift will take place “with immediate effect.”

This #innovation will accelerate the company’s progress towards its #netzero targets. The stance will also progress the UK’s consolidated interests in being a net zero country by 2040.

What more can you do, within your #community, to support innovation, #sustainable development and a better #future?


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