CLC Launch of the Five Client Carbon Commitments

CLC Launch of the Five Client Carbon Commitments

Yesterday, the CLC launched the Five Client Carbon Commitments – 5 practical steps organisations can take to show how they are reducing their carbon emissions and by when. The Five Client Carbon Commitments are:

  1. Procure for low carbon construction and provide incentives in our contracts;
  2. Set phase out dates for fossil fuel use;
  3. Eliminate the most carbon intensive concrete products;
  4. Eliminate the most carbon intensive steel products; and
  5. Adopt PAS 2080, Carbon Management in Infrastructure, as a common standard

Six organisations have made this commitment: – Anglian Water; Heathrow; the Lower Thames Crossing; National Highways; Northumbrian Water and Sellafield Ltd. By signing up to these five pledges organisations are demonstrating their commitment to i) significantly cut their construction carbon emissions and ii) setting out their own roadmaps to achieve those commitments.

The pledges cover the largest emitting areas in infrastructure delivery, including ending the use of diesel on construction sites (by transitioning to alternative energy sources such as diesel replacements, green hydrogen, and electric powered plant) and shifting to the lowest carbon sources of concrete and steel available. The CLC is also asking client organisations to commit to using PAS2080, creating a common carbon management standard across the industry. These pledges are a move that has been pioneered by the Lower Thames Crossing, building on their own internal work to reduce emissions.

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