The Edge

We stay ahead with industry news to help shape your bid strategy and create competitive tenders tailored to your needs.

April 29, 2024

Major Clients Commit to Carbon Charter

Major Clients Commit to Carbon Charter

Several major infrastructure clients, including Anglian Water, Heathrow Airport, National Highways, Northumbrian Water, and Sellafield nuclear power plant, have committed to the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) “Five Client Carbon Commitments”. These commitments aim to drive the construction industry towards net-zero carbon emissions.

The Five Client Carbon Commitments

  1. Procure for Low Carbon Construction: Incentivise low carbon solutions in contracts.
  2. Set Phase-Out Dates for Fossil Fuels: Establish deadlines to eliminate fossil fuel use.
  3. Eliminate Carbon-Intensive Concrete: Remove the most carbon-heavy concrete products from use.
  4. Eliminate Carbon-Intensive Steel: Phase out the use of high carbon steel products.
  5. Adopt PAS 2080: Ensure a standardised approach to carbon management and reporting.

These commitments harness the collective buying power of these major clients to push manufacturers and suppliers towards greener technologies. The Lower Thames Crossing project, despite being a National Highways project, has also signed the charter. Other organisations expected to join soon include the Environment Agency, National Grid, East West Rail, and the Houses of Parliament Restoration & Renewal.

By committing to these measures, these clients are not only setting a standard for sustainable practices but are also encouraging the construction industry to adopt innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions. This collective effort is expected to stimulate investment in green technologies and create a more sustainable future for the industry.

Elevate your bids

We're dedicated on staying ahead with the latest news and market trends, using insights to shape your bidding strategy. Choose us for your next bid, where our comprehensive services include bid strategy, bid management, and design. With a remarkable 96% success rate in 2023, we're here to guide you seamlessly along the path to success.

Our results in 2023

Success in Numbers

Success Rate
Repeat Business

Get in Touch

Find out how we can remove the burden of writing tender responses.

webid consult office picture