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Lendlease to eliminate diesel from sites by 2025

15 December 2020

Lendlease has pledged to eliminate diesel from all of its construction sites by 2025, as part of its Roadmap to Absolute Zero Carbon by 2040.

The business plans to trial hydrogen, renewable diesel and alternative fuels before eliminating diesel from sites. Beyond 2025 it will move to electrify its construction plant and store energy on sites through battery usage.

The plan means that Lendlease will be net zero carbon for all emissions produced by fuels it burns on site (Scope 1) by 2025.

Meanwhile, it also aims to be net zero for energy (Scope 2) by the same time, initially by procuring renewable electricity and then increasing its onsite renewable energy usage. The company will eventually reduce energy requirements on its projects by mandating “Design for Performance” (NABERS UK) on all UK commercial projects.

It has also pledged to collaborate with suppliers to design out embodied carbon as well as measuring whole life carbon consistently, and following embodied carbon budgets and recycled content requirements in its key product areas. After 2025, it aims to deliver its first Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) project achieving net zero carbon status, ahead of mandating that all supply chain contracts include a requirement for ‘Absolute Zero’ by 2040.

Neil Martin, chief executive of Lendlease Europe said: “On behalf of our Europe business, I am pleased to be launching our roadmap outlining how we intend to reach Absolute Zero Carbon at this stage. We recognise that this is not going to be an easy task and that we don’t yet have all the answers, but it is an exciting and necessary challenge that we are committed to tackling.”