Sweco Wins Acclaim For Carbon Conversations


Sweco Wins Acclaim For Carbon Conversations

25 January 2018
Leading engineering publication New Civil Engineer (NCE) has heralded Sweco’s achievements in improving carbon literacy in the sector, in a special report on the state of the sector’s approach to addressing climate change.

In its “Crunching Carbon” report, NCE highlighted the impressive results that have followed Sweco embracing the ‘Carbon Conversations” initiative and adapting it for the infrastructure sector.

The behavioural change programme improves carbon literacy and teaches participants to create carbon reduction action plans in their own specialisms. More than 5,000 people in the UK have been through the Carbon Conversations sessions and they have subsequently driven a carbon saving of over 1t of CO2e per person per annum.

The initiative has already earned Sweco a shortlisting in NCE’s 2017 Low Carbon Leader award and in 2015 we won the Energy Institute’s Energy Champion and Environment Award for our work with the Anglian Water @one Alliance.

Lewis Barlow, Technical Director at Sweco, said: “With the infrastructure sector accounting for most greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, we have a vital part to play as engineers and designers to avert potentially disastrous climate change.

“Sustainability is central to our culture at Sweco. From the pre-emptive implementation of the PAS2080 carbon management standard and EIA climate change regulations, to innovative approaches like Carbon Conversations that encourage behavioural change, we are committed to continuing to lead in this crucial area.

“This endorsement from New Civil Engineer is a welcome testament to our hard work and dedication to carbon reduction.”

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