Reduce our carbon footprint and adapt to climate change

Every individual, business and organisation has a role to play in reducing their dependency on fossil fuels and supporting the urgent need for a fair transition to a net zero carbon and resilient world. We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and call for action that supports investment in low carbon innovation and infrastructure that support sustainable growth, create quality employment and accelerate decarbonisation of the economy.

Reducing Amey's carbon emissions

Throughout 2020 we have focused on driving down our carbon emissions, beginning by working with the Carbon Trust to review our approach to carbon management.

We established a new expert Carbon and Climate Change Working Group to progress our carbon-reduction activities and contribute to wider industry action and progress. The group’s insight and expertise will inform future action and raise the standard for carbon and climate change education and awareness. The Working Group informs our leadership teams, our strategy and the carbon targets we set.

During the year we continued taking measures to drive down the carbon emitted by our operations. We have:

  • Removed all traditional internal combustion engine vehicles from the Company Car Choices List which now only includes fully electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids or petrol/electric hybrids. The list has a good choice of vehicles, from a range of manufacturers, with an average C02 equivalent of 35g/km.
  • Continued the installation of Masternaut within our commercial vehicles to monitor driver behaviour and performance. In Scotland we piloted a Green Driver Behaviour Awareness and Recognition Scheme, which uses intelligence from our vehicle telematics, to encourage and reward clean driving. We also continued to offer 'Green Driver Training' - through our partner Advanced Driving Techniques.
  • Updated our ‘Vehicle Specification Catalogue’ listing all alternative fuel options - giving our bidding and operational teams the access and visibility to new vehicles as they appear on the market.  
  • Increased the cycle to work certificate limit from £1000 to £3000, this has given employees access to more bikes including electric bikes.
  • Transitioned our energy procurement to 100% renewable energy.
  • Reaffirmed our full commitment to working flexibly - which although driven by COVID-19 - has seen an increase from 2400 to 4500 employees working in a hybrid of home and office, reducing the need to commute.

In November 2020, Amey became signatories to IEMA’s pledge to net zero, which commits UK businesses to science-based targets to meet the UK’s 2050 net zero target and publicly report progress each year.

In 2021 we will be publishing our 'Roadmap to Net Zero'.

Reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project

Our carbon emission are reported annually to the Carbon Disclosure Project via our parent company, Ferrovial – themselves listed on the IBEX 35. These emissions are externally verified on an annual basis. For further information on this – https://static.ferrovial.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/17120605/cdp-climate-change-2019.pdf.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial, we do not report independently to the CDP, as this would be double counting.