16 / 04 / 2021

As a result of its continuing commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, Lovell has achieved a 62% reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over the last ten years.

Comparing 2010 and 2020 data, the company has cut its annual output by almost 6,000 tonnes according to audited results released by the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS).

This remarkable reduction follows the implementation of a variety of strategic initiatives, including improving the energy efficiency of its offices, reducing waste, increasing recycling and using responsible construction methods.  Lovell has also reduced its use of fossil fuels throughout the business, moving to greener alternatives and is introducing more electric and fuel efficient cars into its company car scheme.

Last month Lovell announced the introduction of further measures that are set to significantly reduce future CO₂e  emissions; moving towards all generators and telehandlers on its construction sites being powered by HVO fuel, a move which will achieve a CO₂e reduction of up to 90% when compared with traditional diesel.

Commenting on the impressive improvements, Rob Worboys, Head of Procurement & Sustainability at Lovell said: “We are thrilled with the reduction in carbon emissions achieved over the last 10 years.  We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously and are continually trialling and investigating new and improved operational methods to minimise our impact. Our goal is to achieve net zero by 2030 and the changes we have implemented are undoubtedly having a huge impact in helping us to achieve this objective.

“Our recent switch to HVO fuel is also set to have a huge impact on our CO₂e  output and we are looking forward to reporting on the improvements we achieve.  This, along with a number of other initiatives we are currently exploring, will most certainly ensure we continue to lead the way on the journey to net zero.”