Steelwork contractor gains carbon neutral certification
Billington Holdings, which is undertaking carbon reduction initiatives across the Group, has announced that its structural steelwork business, Billington Structures, has been certified as carbon neutral for its operations.
The Group has a commitment to achieve, as a minimum, the goals set by the Science Based Targets Initiative of a 50% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 and net zero by 2050.
Since May this year, Billington Structures has used electricity procured from 100% green energy with an accredited 0% emissions factor. Its vehicle fleet is increasingly electric, reducing carbon emissions by approximately 15% annually, and further planned reduction activities include the introduction of biofuel across factories and site-based activities.
Mark Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Billington (pictured), said: “We believe that operating in a sustainable and responsible manner is key to the growth and success of the Group. As part of this, Billington is therefore committed to achieving carbon neutrality across all of its businesses as soon as possible, together with minimising the environmental impact of its activities.”