Multiplex Europe has become one of the first contractors in the UK to officially set carbon targets against recognised global thresholds.

In August 2018 Multiplex Europe made a public commitment to reduce our carbon emissions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative protocol – a joint initiative between the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and CDP that aims to combat dangerous climate change. Following a rigorous external review, Multiplex Europe's targets have now been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

We are targeting a 30% reduction in direct carbon emissions by 2030, and to accelerate this we are also targeting 100% renewable electricity use for every Multiplex site in Europe by 2020. We also aim to support our supply chain partners to set their own carbon targets and reduction strategies. To achieve this, we will work closely with our clients, design teams and our supply chain to optimise the use of low-carbon construction materials and processes, and help deliver buildings that operate at low energy, carbon and cost.

Our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint is a part of Multiplex Europe's proactive leadership in tackling climate change. Find out more about our new Science Based Targets here.

Congratulations to Multiplex Construction on having their emissions reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. By setting targets that align with global efforts to prevent the most dangerous effects of global warming, Multiplex are future-proofing their operations and priming themselves to thrive during the transition to a zero-carbon future.
Alberto Carrillo Pineda, Director Science Based Targets and Renewable Energy at CDP