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William Hare achieves Carbon Zero certification

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Steelwork contractor William Hare said it is the first UK fabricator to achieve the internationally accredited ISO 14064-1 Carbon Zero certification.

William Hare has, through the Achilles Carbon Reduce Programme, been measuring, managing and reducing its carbon footprint since 2010. In order to meet the growing demands of industry, and to be future-ready, the company said it has taken the next step to offset its unavoidable emissions to achieve Carbon Zero as an organisation.

William Hare Chief Executive and Chair Susan Hodgkiss CBE, said: “As a family-owned business, William Hare has always been conscious of the impact that the steel industry has on the environment, and we have been actively pursuing measures we can take to create a sustainable legacy for future generations.

“I am thrilled by the developments we have made so far; achieving the Carbon Zero certification underpins our desire to lead by example, ensuring our impact on the environment is minimised where practically possible. This is an important milestone in our journey towards Net Zero.”

William Hare SHE Director Brian Hughes added: “We have been pursuing sustainable initiatives and developing innovative carbon reduction solutions with our industry partners to ensure steel continues to be recognised as a versatile, sustainable material choice for the future.

“We have made great progress and we are keen to continue to adapt our practices to remain at the forefront of the fight against climate change.”

Katie Tamblin, Chief Product Officer at Achilles Information commented: “It’s more important than ever to be able to measure and evaluate corporate sustainability efforts. We’re delighted that William Hare selected the UK’s only ISO 14065 accredited greenhouse gas certification scheme, Achilles Carbon Reduce, to certify their carbon zero status and tell their sustainability story with credibility and confidence.”

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