Date published 14 October 2021

In just over 11 years, the planet will warm to 1.5°C, causing irreversible damage. We have the opportunity right now to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change and at Marshalls, we’re committed to taking action.

Today we’re pleased to announce that we are committed to a 1.5°C trajectory and achieving net zero by 2030.

Chris Harrop OBE, Marshalls’ Group Sustainability Director, explains: “The construction industry is one of the biggest global producers of carbon, which is why we set scienceā€based targets – and we’re still the only ones in our industry in the UK. I’m proud to say we’ve reduced our carbon footprint by 50% since 2008, but there’s much more to be done to reach net zero. All our production sites now use electricity from renewable sources, we’ve reduced the cement content in some products by 60% and we use Euro 6 standard vehicles as standard across our fleet. With solar panels installed and active in two of our sites, we’re now prioritising a new major solar project every year.”

To achieve net zero, we will address emissions from every aspect of our operations and activity, including our fleet and production processes.

Ahead of COP26, we are calling on other companies in the construction sector to take up the call and accelerate their own climate ambition and for governments to lead the way with policies that bolster the transition to a net zero economy.

It’s time to take climate action.

Watch the below video to learn more about why Marshalls is tackling climate change and download our Climate Challenge ebook.