Beyond Net Zero

As one of the world’s biggest economic engines, the construction and infrastructure industry has a major part to play in adapting the way we work.

We can reverse the devastating consequences of climate change.

Supporting Balfour Beatty Group’s ambition to go Beyond Net Zero Carbon by 2040, our Net Zero Carbon Action Plan shifts the dial on how we operate. This applies both as a business and in collaboration with our supply chain partners. Our aim is to ensure all our operations, products and materials will be net zero carbon by 2040.
We are committed to using every tool in our armoury to drive forward sustainable solutions, such as:

  • Working with our supply chain partners to reduce embodied carbon in materials.
  • Developing new solutions and technologies, to drive net zero outcomes for our customers
  • Switching to renewable electricity across all our operations.
  • Decarbonising our plant and fleet, including switching from diesel to electric, hybrid or hydrogen powered solutions.

In instances where emission reduction is unattainable, we’ll invest in environmental projects, utilising carbon offsets.

Case studies

Millbrook Living Wall

After extensive reconstruction on Millbrook Roundabout, our teams acknowledged the significance of local air quality in Southampton. They installed ‘Living Walls’ to mask the stark nature of the concrete pillars. Biotecture, a specialist living wall company, fabricated ten wall panels offsite and installed them on the roundabout. These living walls provide numerous benefits to the public and the environment, featuring over 11,000 plants from 17 different species.

sustainable future goals

Electric plant trial

To help reduce carbon consumption and improve air quality, our teams are utilising electric powered plant and equipment across our Warwickshire Highways Maintenance contract. The battery-operated equipment including a leaf-blower, hedge cutters and chainsaw help to minimise environmental impact through zero emissions as well as improving the safety of our workforce by reducing the risk of hand arm vibration syndrome.

Beyond Net Zero electric plant