Travis Perkins announce new carbon target ambitions.
Written by Robert Mullane on August 2, 2021
Earlier this month Northampton headquartered Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s Largest provider of building materials and equipment, announced a commitment to a new 1.5 degree-aligned carbon target by 2035.
For Scope 1 and 2 carbon, which primarily applies to the decarbonisation of the Group’s fleet, this target will involve an 80% reduction and a net-zero commitment to offset any remaining Scope 1 & 2 carbon by 2035.
For Scope 3 carbon, this target will involve a 63% carbon reduction in the Group’s supply chain emissions by 2035, and primarily apply to the purchasing of goods and services; concrete products, bricks and plasterboard in particular, and the in-use emissions of goods sold; especially gas heating and power tools.
Last month as part of our Greener and Cleaner Northampton campaign we spoke with James Vance Group Head of Environment at Travis Perkins.