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Marshalls announces commitment to be net zero by 2030
Construction and landscaping products manufacturer, Marshalls plc, has announced its intention to cut emissions to net zero by 2030.
To achieve net zero, Marshalls says it will address emissions from every aspect of its operations and activity, including fleet and production processes.
In February, Marshalls announced it was investing more than £30m throughout 2021 to increase capacity, build on its sustainable processes and boost innovation.
Marshalls’ group sustainability director, Chris Harrop OBE, said: “The construction industry is one of the biggest global producers of carbon, which is why we set science‐based targets – and we’re still the only ones in our industry in the UK. I’m proud to say we’ve reduced our carbon footprint by 50% since 2008 but there’s much more to be done to reach net zero.
“All our production sites now use electricity from renewable sources, we’ve reduced the cement content in some products by 60% and we use Euro 6 standard vehicles as standard across our fleet. With solar panels installed and active in two of our sites, we’re now prioritising a new major solar project every year.”
Marshalls joined forces with companies around the world and took part in Climate Action Day (15 October 2021). Also, ahead of COP26 next month, Marshalls is calling on other companies in the construction sector to take up the call and accelerate their own climate ambition, and for governments to lead the way with policies that bolster the transition to a net zero economy.
Earlier this year, Marshalls launched the Climate Challenge e-book to attempt to change minds, the industry and change the future. It sets out the scale of the carbon reduction challenge for our planet, our country, our industry, and Marshalls as a business.