Readie Construction, specialists in the design and construction of speculative buildings in the industrial, logistics, retail and related sectors nationwide, have achieved The Planet Mark certification.
This is Readie Construction’s second year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. They first calculated the carbon footprint of their head office in Romford for the year ending March 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Readie Construction’s relative carbon footprint was 22.0 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 7.4% compared to the year ending 2019. The total carbon footprint in the year ending March 2020 was 666.7 tCO2e, an increase of 21% from the year ending 2019.
Steve Malkin, Founder and CEO of The Planet Mark, commented: “I’m pleased to see the positive steps taken by Readie this year with The Planet Mark. Large cuts to its electricity usage are a great way to reduce carbon, and this is reflected in the efficiencies made throughout the year. The construction industry is ripe for innovative practice to help decarbonise rapidly, and I’m glad that Readie is making real progress in these areas.”
Readie Construction supports environmental sustainability in many ways beyond the commitment to measure and reduce its carbon footprint. As well as attaining ISO9901 and ISO14001 environmental accreditations, the company is a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, an organisation that promotes best practice around the local environment and site-based stakeholders. Readie is also a corporate supporter of the Kent Wildlife Trust, helping to protect wildlife and local ecosystems since 2008.
Companies working in the built environment are becoming increasingly conscious of our responsibility to rapidly reduce carbon emissions, and of the environmentally friendly principles that can help achieve carbon reduction targets. Forward thinking construction companies must stay ahead of the curve in order to respond to changing demand. This can be achieved through both constructing sustainable places and by demonstrating a company’s own environmental credentials. When combined they are a robust sustainability offering that can become a vital asset in client and talent acquisition.
CERTIFIED YEAR 2
This is to certify that Readie has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 30 June 2021
Sir Tim Smit KBE
7.4% carbon footprint per employee
666.7 tCO2e total carbon footprint
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