The building and construction industry accounts for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions across the globe, and we play a vital role in helping to meet the UK’s target to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases by 100%, relative to 1990 levels, by 2050 – also known as ‘net zero’ or ‘carbon neutral’.  

We can already see the impacts of climate change and these will become more severe and widespread as global temperatures rise – just how great depends on our success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

At Robertson, our Responsible Business Policy is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 13 – Climate Action. 

We have dedicated responsible business ambassadors across Robertson who are championing our people to support decarbonisation, encourage best practice and really get everyone thinking about ways to reduce our negative environmental impact – along with our supply chain, each and every member of Team Robertson has a part to play. 

What we’ve been doing on our journey to net zero:

We’ve also been recognised for some of the actions we’ve taken, through:

Our next steps:

We’re listening and learning too

During construction of The Event Complex Aberdeen one of our supply chain proposed we use recycled oil and gas pipes for piling – saving 2,000 tonnes of steel (around 3,800 tonnes of carbon emissions). This was a fantastic initiative and just one example of how we can make an even bigger impact when we work together. 

Do you have suggestions on how we can further improve our projects and activities to reduce carbon emissions? Let us know at responsiblebusiness@robertson.co.uk