The aims of the commitment are to raise awareness of climate and bio-diversity emergencies and the urgent need for mitigation and adaptation amongst employees, clients, peers, collaborators and supply chain as well as to share knowledge and research to address climate and biodiversity emergencies and work together to reduce construction waste and transition to a circular economy. Erith have joined founding signatories BAM Construct UK, BAM Nuttall, Canary Wharf Contractors, Morgan Sindall Group plc, Multiplex Europe, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and Wilmott Dixon in supporting this commitment in line with our Group Objectives and Targets.
We have also signed up to the Business Ambition for 1.5 Campaign, in response to an urgent call-to-action for companies to set emissions reduction targets in line with a 1.5°C future, backed by a global network of UN agencies, business and industry leaders. We will set verifiable science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which independently assesses corporate emissions reduction targets in line with what climate scientists say is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets. Over 800 companies have committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets.