This November, world leaders will gather for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), where they’ll discuss and make their commitments to tackling climate change. It’ll see heads of state coming together to accelerate action towards the goals for the Paris Agreement and inspire global action.

Driving forward our green ambitions

As an engineering company that delivers critical services across the built environment, transport infrastructure, energy and utilities management, we recognise the urgency and focus needed to reduce emissions.

Protecting and enhancing the planet by going beyond zero carbon and creating clean environments for all, is part of our Social Value Plan. Our Roadmap to Net Zero for the first time sets out our long-term corporate commitment to be a Net Zero organisation by 2040. And, this is not to simply by offsetting our emissions but realising absolute reductions.

Through Amey’s Consulting business and wider teams we develop innovative solutions to support our clients reach their own carbon reduction targets and create more environmentally sustainable infrastructure for the communities we work with.

Our leading-edge innovation in this vital area includes designing the UK’s first carbon neutral road improvement project – an £8m Highways England carriageway reconstruction in Cumbria, pioneering the use of solar lighting towers on site at Brent Cross sidings in support Network Rail’s 2050 ambition for a low emissions railway and introducing energy saving smart lighting solutions for school estates.

To help support this work Amey is introducing a new Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship programme. This will see apprentices gain an IEMA-accredited Environmental Management degree with Coventry University supporting the apprentices’ practical development at Amey.

Over the coming weeks, case studies, interviews and short films will be shared across LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, highlighting some of the innovative projects and trials that are driving our green ambitions forward, from living walls to electric vehicles, air quality sensors to tree planting.