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Net zero goal for construction company BAM

Construction company BAM Construct UK has published its carbon reduction plan, and has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions in its direct operations before 2030.

The company boasts major clients including Co-op Live (pictured) in Manchester and has focused on sustainable construction during this project. The construction of the venue began earlier this year, with BAM choosing to work with local businesses to help achieve its sustainability plans.

Co-op Live will be a 23,500-seat arena and will showcase around 120 events every year, bringing in over a million visitors annually. It is due to open in 2023.

In 2020, BAM achieved a 49% reduction in absolute CO2e emissions from 2015 to 2020 and a 44% reduction in normalised emissions. This surpassed the original target of a 25% reduction.

BAM is also aiming to reduce its indirect emissions associated with construction projects.

In a statement, the company said: “Since 2008 when we began measuring and managing emissions, our absolute scope 1,2 and 3 emissions have reduced by 75% and normalised emissions by 55%, taking 22,335 tCO2e out of our business and our clients’ projects.”

By continuing on this path, BAM management hopes to reach net zero carbon associated with indirect emissions, during its construction projects, by 2035.

The carbon reduction plan will be updated at least annually.

Image: Co-op Live