Lovell achieves 62% reduction in C02 emissions

Audited results from the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) show that Lovell have cut its annual output by nearly 6,000 tonnes in 2020, compared to 2010 – a 62% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions over the past decade.

They aim to further reduce their C02 emissions going forward, through switching to HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) for telehandlers and generators on its construction sites. Lovell said this would produce a C02e of up to 90% against traditional diesel

The company have implemented various strategies, reflecting the “remarkable” results, including actively reducing waste, increasing recycling, improving the energy efficiency of their offices, as well as taking up other “responsible” construction methods.

Alongside this, Lovell have said the business has reduced its reliance on fossil fuels and have added electric/fuel efficient cars to its company car scheme, choosing “greener alternatives”.

Rob Worboys, Lovell’s head of procurement and sustainability, said: “We are thrilled with the reduction in carbon emissions achieved over the last ten years.

“We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously and are continually trialling and investigating new and improved operational methods to minimise our impact. Our goal is to achieve net zero by 2030 and the changes we have implemented are undoubtedly having a huge impact in helping us to achieve this objective.

“Our recent switch to HVO fuel is also set to have a huge impact on our CO₂e output and we are looking forward to reporting on the improvements we achieve.  This, along with a number of other initiatives we are currently exploring, will most certainly ensure we continue to lead the way on the journey to net zero.”