Understanding and managing carbon in supply chains
Over 140 of our Partners and over 1100 of their suppliers are collaborating through the School to report their performance against carbon-related activities through the Carbon Calculator.
There is a climate emergency – the IPCC and Committee on Climate Change state that we need to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The built environment is a significant contributor to the situation.
Through its Partners and member companies across the sector, the School has an extensive presence and reach to make a significant difference.
The School’s Climate Action Group is the forum to enable this; proactive businesses are coming together to make consistent decisions and take concerted action against carbon emissions in their own organisations and in their supply chains.
The aim of the group is to drive a reduction in carbon emissions from the built environment value chain through the products, works and services procured.
How will this be achieved?
By capturing and analysing organisational-level annual data, we can improve our knowledge of the scale of the issue, highlight priorities, and reduce emissions.
The School is enabling a common understanding across client, designer, main contractor, and supplier organisations, facilitating knowledge transfer and collaboration. The group has developed a Carbon Calculator, based on Action Sustainability’s Sustainability Tool, to record and manage supplier carbon emissions at an organisational, annual level.
Users report performance against a number of metrics in a base-unit format that is easily recognisable to anyone in the built environment. The Tool has built-in functionality to convert this performance into carbon emissions, giving all in the supply chain a chance to better understand, and therefore reduce their scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon.
The UK's net-zero ambition
The Climate Action Group’s Chair, Martin Gettings, has published a blog with edie on the UK’s net zero ambitions – a clarion call that London, and other large cities, can lead the way in reducing our climate impact in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.Read the blog
Procurement that has the most positive environmental, social and economic…
How we deal with the potential positive and negative impacts…
‘Biodiversity’ simply refers to all living things. Every species, no…