Winvic, a privately owned, multidisciplinary main contractor with experience delivering construction projects on a national scale, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark.
This is Winvic’s seventh year of business carbon footprint reporting. Winvic’s total carbon footprint in the year ending July 2019 was 58.9 tCO2e, a decrease of 2.9% from the year ending 2018. The relative carbon footprint was 0.2 tCO2e per employee, representing a decrease of 21.7% compared to the year ending 2018.
It first calculated the carbon footprint of its Northampton head office operations for the year ending 2011 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from electricity, transmission and distribution losses, waste disposal and water usage.
Steve Malkin, CEO and Founder of The Planet Mark, commented: “In the decade of climate action we need more committed contractors like Winvic. Their continued successes in sustainability serve as an exemplar for others in the construction industry. From the construction site through to the finished project, Winvic’s dedication to sustainability and awareness of its global impact shows exactly how a modern contractor should act. I’m delighted to have them as part of The Planet Mark community.”
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.
Winvic serves a growing list of bluechip clients and is widely known as the UK’s leading ‘shed’ specialist, delivering millions of square feet every year for the industrial and distribution sector. The company is dedicated to sustainability, with the majority of its developments achieving ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM ratings. Its design managers have considerable experience of sustainable developments and Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) assessments are undertaken so that energy consumption can be analysed and designs fine-tuned for optimum efficiencies. Measures are also taken to reduce waste and use of raw materials and aim for earthworks levels that reduce the need for the transport of materials on and off-site.
The construction industry is a focus point of the world’s battle to reduce its carbon emissions. 97% of the United Kingdom’s existing building stock needs to be adapted to meet global climate change targets, so bold action and leadership is necessary to make sweeping changes to the industry’s existing practices. Measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of the entire lifecycle of our building stock is vital to creating a low-carbon future.
CERTIFIED 6 Years
This is to certify that Winvic has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 31 October 2019
Sir Tim Smit KBE
21.00% absolute carbon reduction
40.20% carbon reduction per employee
We are committed to reducing our carbon emmissions yearly so that together, we can all halt climate change
271 FTE employees
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