CLC reveals list that includes Arcadis, RLB and Multiplex - and invites others to sign up

The Construction Leadership Council has revealed the 14 firms it will use to promote best practice in achieving net zero targets.

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Firms will be asked to show progress in hitting net zero goals

The first tranche of business champions includes main contractors Mace, Multiplex and Laing O’Rourke, while some of the consultants to make it onto the list are Turner & Townsend, Arcadis and RLB.

The business champions initiative is part of the CO2nstructZero plan to ensure construction hits the government’s net zero carbon goals.

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Andrew Griffith, the UK net zero business champion and chair of the CO2nstructZero plan advisory board at the CLC, said: “From global UK companies to the smallest local businesses, our business champions represent the best of the sector and will play a key role in helping to drive transformational change in how we deliver the built environment.

“We cannot deliver our ambitious national net zero carbon ambitions without changing how we build – and our business champions will set a fantastic example for others to follow.”

Business champions will work alongside the CLC and other major industry bodies to share innovations and best practice, acting as promotors and role models to support the industry’s move to net zero carbon.

Each company has made a commitment that they will share tangible evidence of their net zero carbon plans against the nine CO2nstructZero priorities, contribute to the industry reporting process and work together to support firms in the sector develop their own plans. 

The CLC is encouraging companies who want to be business champions to commit to CO2nstructZero, and subsequently apply to become a business champion in an ongoing monthly recruitment drive.

Construction’s net zero business champions

  • Keltbray
  • Mace
  • Mid Group
  • Multiplex
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Arcadis
  • Bradfords Building Supplies
  • Travis Perkins
  • APP Wholesale 
  • ACO Technologies
  • AICO
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Buro Happold