EllisDon’s net-zero science-based emissions targets approved


Canadian Design and Construction Report staff writer

EllisDon has announced that their Net-Zero target was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), an independent global organization that assesses whether corporate emission reduction targets are consistent with the Paris Agreement and current climate science.

“Our organization is committed to mitigating the impacts of our business on the environment, and to reducing the effects of climate change,” Jody Becker, Ellis Don’s executive vice-president infrastructure services and technology, said in a statement. “We believe that only what is measured can be managed, and our approach has now been confirmed to be in line with a science-based approach to carbon reduction.

“EllisDon’s leadership in sustainability through measurement, management, reduction, and innovation will create lasting change for the communities in which we work.”

The SBTi defines best practices in science-based target setting, provides resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and assesses and approves companies’ targets with a focus on accelerating companies EIYBS the world to reduce global emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

EllisDon has committed to reducing absolute Scope 1, 2, and 3 (their operations and entire value chain) greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2030 and, at minimum, 90% by 2050 from a 2021 base year.

The company’s climate commitment includes:

  • Driving to zero emissions across our business operations: Minimizing emissions from construction sites, assets, and products and services. This will include implementing efficiency measures and/or switching fuels to renewable resources for fleet vehicles, heavy equipment, and buildings.
  • Driving to zero emissions in materials procured: leveraging supply chain, trade partners and industry organizations to reduce the embodied carbon of the materials that go into the buildings and infrastructure that we build, with a focus on structural materials, including concrete, steel, and timber.
  • Driving to zero emissions in the operation of the projects built: help EllisDon clients to target and deliver near-zero emissions buildings by employing the entire building services value chain to provide innovative, achievable, and cost-effective solutions.


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