How we’re getting to net zero
We have set ambitious sustainability targets in our Responsible Business 2030 Strategy which will guide our decision-making, and we use them to measure our progress as a business.
Robertson has a strong track record of working sustainably. We became one of the first UK businesses in the built environment to achieve carbon neutrality, in 2018. We have since built upon that and moved beyond carbon neutral to become 'climate positive', by maintaining our 2019–2020 level of offsetting and continuing to reduce our emissions – meaning we now offset more emissions than we generate.
We have committed to ensuring that by 2030 we move beyond being a carbon neutral business to become ‘climate positive’, generating zero emissions from our offices, commercial fleet, and construction sites within our operational control. We will create a biodiversity net gain on our projects through our ‘nature positive’ approach. .
There is much more to do, and we measure our performance against our ambitious 2030 targets to ensure that we continue on our sustainability journey.
Our 2030 targets
Our targets have been set out in our Responsible Business 2030 Strategy and we provide annual updates to measure our performance and progress against these objectives.
- Become ‘climate positive’, generating zero emissions from our offices, commercial fleet and construction sites within our operational control.
- Implementing 100% renewable electrical energy tariffs for all our offices, factories and sites, offering those same green energy tariffs to our customers and our supply chain.
- Utilising alternative, sustainable fuels and technologies for our sites and plant.
- Transitioning to an all-electric commercial vehicle fleet.
- Decarbonising our customers and our supply chain.
We have made significant improvements to as part of our business in our sustainability journey so far. Our annual updates allow us to measure our performance and inform our decisions across the business.