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Our commitment to sustainability and climate change

Our commitment to sustainability and climate change

  • Posted on 22nd April 2021
  • Category: General

Patrick Parsons are committed to sustainability within our industry and our sustainability committee are presently developing a number initiatives and policies to enable us to achieve our outlined goals.

We are:

  • Raising awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst our clients, collaborators and supply chains
  • Advocating for faster change in our industry
  • Accelerating the shift to low embodied carbon materials in all of our work
  • Evaluating all new projects against our aspiration to contribute positively to mitigating climate breakdown and encouraging our clients to adopt this approach
  • Collaborating with clients, architects, engineers and contractors to further reduce construction waste

As a company we have demonstrated our dedication to change by signing the Engineers Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Petition and The Green Growth Pledge, we are also active members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Our Associate Engineers Tom Pemberton and Andy Johnson are both passionate members of our sustainability committee and are focussed on driving change.

Tom said, “Following Patrick Parsons signing the Engineers Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Petition, the structures team have been developing a strategy to reduce our impact on the environment and the world that we live in. We are currently undertaking an exercise of recently completed projects to determine a baseline for the embodied carbon within our current structural designs across all of our offices. Going forward we will be setting ourselves a target to reduce the amount of embodied carbon within our design’s every year across all of our projects. This will be reviewed yearly to track our progress and hold ourselves accountable. The aim is to reduce the amount of embodied carbon we specify in our designs year on year as we progress to the net zero target in 2050.”

Andy Johnson is the first UK Ambassador for Stormwater Shepherds, an international not-for-profit committed to restoring health to our waterways and his involvement has led to the team at Patrick Parsons being actively engaged with this important movement.

Andy said, “The Patrick Parsons civils teams are researching and implementing ways of using sustainable design to benefit the environment. Proposed schemes are being reviewed with consideration towards enhanced amenity on developments, increased biodiversity and habitat, reduction of carbon (net zero), reduction of plastic and microplastic pollution and overall best practice for sustainable design.”

Contact us for more information on our sustainability policies.