Building a better future
Making, managing and mitigating environmental impact throughout the lifecycle of the built environment is the next big milestone for global economies. Huge steps have been made to green our power generation network over the past 30 years, but improving the way we design, construct and maintain our buildings and transport networks is the next frontier if we are to reach global net zero as our population expands and develops.
After power generation, 27% of the UK’s national footprint is associated with transport. As consumers abandon the high street and turn to online retail, sustainable transport solutions are becoming an imperative for many businesses with significant third-party logistics, particularly in view of fast fulfilment requirements and the visible demands of the ‘final mile’. In parallel, end consumers are becoming more concerned with the personal sustainability challenge – rapidly turning to hybrids, electrification and more innovative solutions such as short-term car hire and ride sharing, incentivised further by tax incentives and legislation.
Alongside, investor demands and consumer pressures mean the construction industry must address increasingly complex sustainability challenges, from the embedded carbon in raw construction materials, through to the emissions associated with properties in use. These businesses are also wrangling with the complicated issue of ownership and allocation of those emissions throughout the lifecycle of buildings. The question of who is responsible for building emissions is hard – is it the architects and designers, the construction company, the ultimate building owners, building managers or occupiers? Leading construction and property management companies are taking the sustainability challenge seriously and know that greenwash just won’t work.
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To successfully compete and withstand pressure from internal and external stakeholders on sustainability issues, these businesses must take on the sustainability challenge on behalf of end consumers. They must demonstrate their understanding of the sustainability challenge in their direct operations, but importantly in their upstream and downstream value chains too. Success in mitigating climate change will mean challenging existing business models and modes of operation, to help lead the way out of the current global crisis.
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In November 2020, the UK announced that reporting in line with the recommendations of the TCFD will become mandatory by 2025 across the economy, with premium listed companies expected to comply by the end of this year.
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