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Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, an owner-managed, multi-disciplinary, principal and main contractor, has the Planet Mark Certification for the tenth year running.
The relative carbon footprint in the year ending December 2018 was 5.3 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 5.1% compared to 2017. Buckingham Group’s total carbon footprint was 2,819.4 tCO2e, an increase of 2.4% from 2017.
This year’s footprint includes emissions from energy use in the building (purchased electricity and burning oil), from fuel used by its fleet, from waste disposal and from the production of paper used in the offices.
Buckingham Group has also measured its Social Value contribution for the year ending December 2018. The group’s Social Value contribution in the year ending 2018 was £151,950,224. It reported on 32 Social Value measures with the top three contributors being employing local staff, having a local supply chain and buying from local SMEs.
“Every year it is a delight to see Buckingham Group’s continued progression in making their operations more carbon efficient. Their repeated successes in creating a sustainable business provide a fantastic example of the right kind of progression, and how Planet Mark can help businesses to achieve their goals. I hope this long relationship can continue to flourish for many more years.”
Buckingham Group provides a range of stand-alone, or fully integrated services, in building, civil engineering, demolition, land remediation, land restoration, sports & leisure, and rail to public and private sector clients throughout the UK and Ireland. Sustainability is at the core of the group’s activities, as they invest in systems, processes, plant and equipment to measure and minimise carbon emissions in construction, and in the end use of its completed projects. The group has robust energy and fleet consumption targets and regularly engages its supply chain to create sustainable solutions in their work.
The built environment is a key battleground in the fight for a sustainable future. The sector is responsible for 34% of the UK’s carbon emissions and it is imperative that the sector begins to eliminate its emissions if we are to reach the ambition of the Paris Agreement. Low carbon construction is foreseeable, realistic and a potentially cost-effective means of combating climate change.