Dutch consulting engineer Arcadis has announced plans to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its global operations by 2035.
To meet the target, Arcadis has introduced a range of goals, including:
- Plans to counterbalance 100% of emissions through “high quality offsets”
- The use of renewable electricity at all its sites before 2022
- A 50% cut in emissions caused by air travel by 2025
The news follows Arcadis’ renewal of its three-year environmental management contract for AkzoNobel, the Dutch paints and coatings multinational in August 2021.
Peter Oosterveer, Arcadis’ chief executive, said: “To get to net zero, we must reinvent economies and rethink business to help regenerate our communities and restore our world. Arcadis is committed to showing that sustainability isn’t just about fixing things, it’s about improving quality of life.
“The recent floods in northern Europe and the heatwave in the US and Canada remind us that now is the time for the world to adapt, and this commitment to net zero is a natural next step for our organisation to play its part in combating climate change.”
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