Our industry lags behind other sectors in providing coherent certification for sustainable solutions and practices, but that is changing. The UK has developed PAS 2080, which provides a common framework for all infrastructure, promoting best practice in carbon reduction, collaborative working and supply chain innovation resulting in reduced infrastructure delivery costs. To be certified, applicants must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to supplying low-carbon solutions to infrastructure projects, including specific measures for:
- effective governance and leadership,
- quantification of greenhouse gas emissions,
- information management,
- continual improvement.