HS2 contractor commits to zero carbon concrete

The Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture is now commited to buying and using 30% low emission concrete by 2025 and 50% by 2030, with a long-term target of using 100% net zero concrete by 2050.

Athina Papakosta, Sustainability and Carbon Lead, SCS said: “SCS has ambitious environmental sustainability targets and decarbonising concrete has an intrinsic part to play in achieving them in the major construction project SCS has to deliver.

“Joining ConcreteZero is testament to teaming up with the rest of the industry to drive the overarching goal of lower carbon concrete forward.”

Jen Carson, Head of Industry, at initiative organiser Climate Group, said: “SCS is leading the way in tackling the climate impact of UK infrastructure. By joining ConcreteZero it recognises that the carbon emissions linked to one of the world’s most used materials needs to be addressed head-on, and that this can be done now through a live project.

“SCS sets the bar for the future of all UK infrastructure and shows that it’s not only necessary but entirely possible to limit the carbon emissions linked to concrete today.”

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