Grosvenor starts net zero mentoring its contractors

Aaron Morby 3 months ago

Developer Grosvenor is pioneering a net zero mentoring programme to take its supply chain along the path to net zero carbon.

Thirty-eight contractors, suppliers and consultants will start the free mentoring programme this week.

It has been designed to help firms, with less than 500 employees, map and reduce their own carbon footprint, allowing Grosvenor to hit its own ambitious targets on its building programmes.

Grosvenor has partnered with green consultant Heart of The City to help their supplychain shift businesses over to the use of science based targets.

Over eight months, firms like Collins Construction, SW Bruce, John F Hunt and Blenheim House Construction will gain support across workshops, clinic sessions and 1:1 mentoring in calculating their baseline, setting an action plan and achieving a validated Science Based Target.

These firms together represent 31% of Grosvenor’s annual third party spend.

Grosvenor’s UK property business has some of the most stretching environmental sustainability targets in its sector.

Think Zero, its net zero pathway, commits it to reducing emissions across all scopes by at least 52% by 2030. With supply chain emissions accounting for almost 50% of the business’ carbon footprint between 2019 and 2030, working with partners committed to net zero will be a critical success factor.

By 2030, the business expects 40% of its supply chain by emissions to have a Science Based Target and, from 2023, does not intend to award contracts over £1 million to partners without a Science Based Target.

Victoria Herring, Sustainability Programme Director, Grosvenor, commented “The response to the programme has been so significant that we have split participants in to two groups.

“Combined with the commitments of our largest suppliers, the success of this collaborative effort will have a meaningful impact on our scope 3 emissions and drive change across the built environment value chain.”

SMEs participating in Grosvenor’s programme include

AKT II Knight Harwood
Barr Gazetas Knight Security Group
Blenheim House Construction Leslie Clark Construction Consultants
Buckley Gray Yeoman Mason Navarro Pledge
Collins Construction Morgan Spencer
Edward Pearce LLP Murray Birrell
Elliott Wood Partnership Opera
Environmental Dimension Partnership P J Harte
Exigere Pi Group
Four Communications Reyooz
Gaysha SW Bruce & CO
GDM Taylor Project Services LLP
GRA Architecture and Interiors TF Architecture
Grangewood Builders The Lift Consultancy
HPM Thompson Cole
ISS UK Trident Building Consultancy
Jackson Coles LLP Tuffin Ferraby Taylor LLP
John F Hunt Useful Studio

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