Carbon Management

At Sweco, we understand the challenge that climate change presents and we recognise our responsibility as designers and engineers to reduce carbon emissions. Our innovative yet straightforward approach to managing carbon and cost has led us to be recognised as international experts and leaders in the civil engineering industry. We apply our expertise to projects, organisations, local authorities and cities to help our clients reduce carbon as efficiently as possible and plan for a net-zero carbon future.


  • Carbon / Cost Consultancy
  • EIA Climate Assessment
  • Low Carbon Infrastructure
  • Carbon Reduction Training
  • Sustainability Strategy Development
  • Carbon Footprint Verification

Low Carbon Infrastructure

The infrastructure sector is responsible for over 53% of carbon emissions in the UK. Sweco has award-winning expertise in applying PAS 2080, the world’s first specification for infrastructure carbon management.

Developed in response to the UK Government’s Infrastructure Carbon Review, PAS 2080 provides a framework for minimising whole life carbon across a project’s supply chain.

Our dedicated Carbon & Sustainability Team supports infrastructure projects through establishing carbon baselines, setting targets for carbon reduction and reporting performance throughout project delivery. Our implementation of the PAS 2080 methodology ensures that focus on carbon is maintained from inception to completion.

By working with design teams and identifying carbon ‘hotspots’ to prioritise, we enable innovative design in key areas to ensure a proportionate, cost-effective focus on carbon reduction.