Walker Sime’s declaration to support a low-carbon future has been recognised and certified by Positive Planet, a regulatory compliance organisation that measures and verifies emissions.
Walker Sime is proud of their commitment to reducing emissions in everything it does and this is reflected in its promise to achieve net-zero carbon by 2030. Partnering with Positive Planet and its experienced team that helps organisations implement a sustainability strategy, the construction consultancy firm has taken actions to reduce their environmental impact.
“In-house, we’re transitioning to a low carbon mindset, tackling operational activities to reduce our overall carbon footprint. We aim to make our offices and activities carbon neutral, offsetting our emissions via carbon absorption projects such as improving employee knowledge through Carbon Literacy Training, promoting the use of renewable electricity to all employees, highlighting the benefits of electric vehicles, reducing the use of gas by switching to 100% renewable energy, reviewing travel policies to promote rail and hybrid working to reduce office commutes” says Walker Sime’s Director of Project Management, Mark Parker.
The firm’s consultants, project managers and surveyors strive for climate-friendly construction techniques – inspiring others to take action and challenging any barriers preventing implementation. They advocate change for sites to be free of fossil fuels, driving decarbonisation by recycling or re-using waste materials from sites. And they are implementing high-efficiency designs that use renewable energies to compensate for residual upfront pollutants.
Mark says the commitment boils down to long-term changes, consistency and finding a better way of doing things. “We’re focused on integrating wider sustainability – to impact design, reduce environmental impact, and signal change within the industry.”