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Ibstock named CO2nstructZero Business Champion

Joe Hudson

Commitment to reduce carbon emissions recognized by Construction Leadership Council

STRENGTHENING their status as one the most sustainable manufacturers of building products in the UK, Ibstock plc have been named as a CO2nstructZero Business Champion.

Selected by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) as part of its CO2nstructZero campaign, the initiative allows companies to be role models in the industry change programme.

Being named as a CO2nstructZero Business Champion recognizes the commitment Ibstock have made to reduce carbon emissions in the delivery and operation of the built environment.

Investment in decarbonization measures and production efficiencies at the company’s facilities, thus accelerating its journey to net-zero carbon emissions, was a key factor in Ibstock’s inclusion in the scheme.

Recent examples of this include constructing a 4.9MW solar farm at Ibstock’s Leicestershire headquarters, procuring 100% of the company’s electricity from renewable sources and confirming investment in a pathfinder project to achieve world’s first net-zero brick factory in the West Midlands.

The news comes shortly after Ibstock launched their latest Sustainability Report for 2020 – their most in-depth edition to date – which outlines the decarbonization initiatives the Group is making across its clay and concrete businesses.

Ibstock plc’s chief executive officer, Joe Hudson (pictured), said: ‘We are honoured to be named as a CO2nstructZero Business Champion. There is no doubt that climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face globally.

‘It is part of our DNA to steward our resources and ensure we have a sustainable and positive impact on the world around us. As a leading building products manufacturer, we recognize that we must adapt and respond – and this is reflected in the targets we have set ourselves in our Sustainability Roadmap to 2025.

‘We have seen a transformational shift in attitudes from all of our key stakeholders, and there is a ‘sea-change’ in how our customers and, in turn, their customers view environmental issues.

‘Collaboration is a linchpin of achieving carbon-reduction targets across the construction sector and we look forward to working alongside the CLC to share best practice, supporting the industry’s move to Net Zero.’

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