Lendlease Europe shares first progress update towards Mission Zero

13 Oct 2021

See how Lendlease has tackled its carbon footprint across Europe in its latest report and video

Lendlease shares its first progress update one-year-on from releasing a Roadmap which outlined how the company intends to reach Net Zero Carbon by 2025, and Absolute Zero Carbon by 2040 across its Europe operations.

The journey to Absolute Zero Carbon has been called Mission Zero. In this report, tangible case studies demonstrate how the company has embarked on this mission, making progress towards eliminating its Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

Key progress highlights from the report include:

  • Switched 100% of electricity to renewables
  • Switched to using low carbon fuels on over 60% of UK projects with a policy in place to support the transition to 100% fossil fuel-free alternatives by the end of 2021
  • Cut embodied carbon through the use of cross-laminated timber, low carbon steel and increased recycled content in other materials
  • Developed a green lease to bring new commercial tenants on the journey to Absolute Zero Carbon
  • Empowered Lendlease employees to act on climate change through bespoke training workshops
Lendlease is keen to share the progress it has made over the past year, with many activities being delivered in collaboration with its supply chain, clients, customers and by working together with industry stakeholders.

However, the company also recognises that there is still a lot to be done and that industry transformation is required if it is to help limit global warming to 1.5°C. Therefore, the report also draws out milestones in the company’s Mission Zero roadmap that they will look to tackle next.

Accompanying this report is a video which highlights the key achievements from those around the Europe business that helped to deliver them.

The full report can be viewed here: Lendlease Europe Progress Towards Mission Zero