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BMF announces three more zero carbon champions

Three BMF member companies were named in this month’s cohort of net zero carbon Business Champions announced by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) as part of their CO2nstruct Zero initiative.

BMF supplier and service members, Ibstock plc, Peak and Wavin joined the four existing BMF Business Champions by committing to share evidence of their net zero carbon programmes and to contribute to the CO2nstruct Zero reporting process.  They have all committed to work with other companies in the sector in order to support the industry-wide change programme.

John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation said: “I’m delighted to see the initiatives that Ibstock, Peak and Wavin have introduced in their drive to net zero gaining recognition in this way.  I think it is important that the building materials industry shares best practice, so we can move forward together.  Clearly there is a lot still to do, but with seven BMF Business Champions now in place, with ACO Technologies, APP Wholesale, Bradfords Building Supplies and Travis Perkins Plc gaining Champion status last month, we are helping to build a bigger cross-industry movement that will help everyone gain knowledge and learn from their peers.”

 The three BMF members were amongst 12 organisations confirmed as the second wave of CO2nstruct Zero Business Champions, the others being Adair, Atkins, Cast, CEF, Costain, Faithful + Gould, Imtech, IStrucE and Knights Brown.  Representatives from Atkins, Costain, Knights Brown and Peak, took part in event where they explained the work they are undertaking to tackle carbon, and why it’s important for them to be a Business Champion.

Welcoming the new Champions, Construction Leadership Council co-chair Andy Mitchell said: “We all know that tackling carbon will be the single biggest challenge our sector faces over the coming decade.  To advance as an industry, we need to learn from those who are leading the way.  I am delighted that we have such strong Champions coming on board, providing guidance for companies across UK construction on how they can drive out carbon.”

The CLC is running an ongoing monthly recruitment drive for more companies to commit to CO2nstruct Zero as Business Champions.  If any BMF member would like to be considered, please contact John Newcomb in the first instance, at june.upton@bmf.org.uk

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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