Readie Construction, specialists in the design and construction of speculative buildings in the industrial, logistics, retail and related sectors, have achieved certification to The Planet Mark.
This is Readie Construction’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. Readie Construction’s total carbon footprint in the year ending March 2019 was 550.8 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 23.8 tCO2e per employee.
It first calculated the carbon footprint of its head office in Romford for the year ending March 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from purchased electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, water, waste, business travel and printing paper. If Readie were to hit its first year targets, it would save carbon the equivalent of 23 return flights from London to New York.
Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First and co-founder of The Planet Mark, said: “Readie Construction has long taken measures to reduce its environmental impact, but the robust carbon measurement and reduction scheme of The Planet Mark will help take the company to the next level. Construction is one of the major battlegrounds on the road to our climate targets and we need forward-thinking, dynamic constructors to take the lead on our low carbon future. Congratulations to Readie for taking this step.”
Readie’s first year certification to The Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.
Readie has made commitments with a number of organisations that demonstrate its sustainable credentials. Readie has supported WRAP for a number of years in efforts to reduce construction waste going to landfill, has registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme as a proactive approach to managing sites and stakeholders and has supported Kent Wildlife trust for over a decade in helping preserve and local wildlife habitats.
The built environment contributes 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, more than sectors like aviation and agriculture. The buildings we construct and use every day must take sustainable practices into account if the UK is to reach its carbon targets. At the beginning of a decade of climate action, stakeholders throughout the supply chain of the building industry must take notice of the change necessary in their industry for a sustainable future.
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
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7.4% carbon footprint per employee
666.7 tCO2e total carbon footprint
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