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WE SUPPORT THE PARIS AGREEMENT AND HAVE COMMITTED TO REDUCING OUR SCOPE 1 AND 2 GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 25 PER CENT AGAINST OUR 2018 BASELINE BY 2025.

Alan Dunsmore
Chief Executive Officer

We create spaces that help communities thrive, so we recognise that any decisions we make can have a significant impact on the environment and people's lives. How we conduct ourselves is important and we take our responsibilities very seriously.

With that in mind, we're committed to best practice in all our sustainability activities, and we show leadership in delivering a sustainability programme which considers whole life impact, taking us beyond compliance and ensuring continuous improvements. At Severfield, building a responsible and sustainable business means conducting our business ethically, with openness, honesty and integrity.

We recognise the scale of the challenge and the wide-range of changes required to meet the UK net zero carbon target by 2050, and acknowledge that steel can make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of the global economy. To solidify our commitment to reducing carbon emissions, we have signed up to SteelZero, a global initiative to speed up the transition to a net zero steel industry. Targeting net zero steel from the demand side of the supply chain makes this the first initiative of its kind, with the potential for it to have significant impact on investment, policy, manufacturing, and production in the construction sector.

In modern economies, steel is already the material of choice in many construction projects due to its versatility and high recyclability, but we can and must go further as steel, and the construction industry, can play a significant role not only in facilitating the UK government's plan to transform infrastructure to meet the 2050 net zero emissions target (including HS2, wind power, new nuclear, rail electrification, energy efficient buildings), but to help drive economic recovery and levelling up across the country.

Alan Dunsmore
Chief executive officer

15 June 2022