Minimising our environmental impacts and maximising opportunities to enhance the environment are core to our sustainable approach. Our aim is to make sure the environment is properly considered in all our decisions. We seek to be effective and efficient with the resources we use, promoting environmental stewardship across all AMEC stakeholders through our environmental management systems.
Climate change represents the single largest environmental, social and economic challenge this century and will impact our customers, employees, and other stakeholders. It is, therefore, a key focus of AMEC’s sustainability strategy.
Our ‘low-carbon’ management strategy
AMEC’s carbon management programme forms part of its environmental management system. Our approach follows a hierarchical approach of elimination – substitution – efficient management. Our strategy is to adapt the way we operate to make more effective business decisions, which cut our energy need, travel and resource consumption.
In 2008 AMEC communicated its carbon management strategy, the objective of which is to facilitate the implementation of carbon management across the whole of our organisation, pushing climate change and carbon emissions higher on our management’s agenda.
Our long term target is to reduce our carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 from 2008 levels. To help us to reach our long term target, AMEC have set key milestones which form part of our strategy.
- 15% reduction in CO2 by 2013
- 40% reduction in CO2 by 2020
- 60% reduction in CO2 by 2030
- 80% reduction in CO2 by 2050
See AMEC in numbers or our latest sustainability report for our performance to date.
Supporting customers to manage climate change
Providing technological solutions to climate change is imperative to tackling this global issue. AMEC is at the forefront of many new innovations from low-carbon energy production, carbon capture and storage to assisting customers in carbon-proofing their management systems.