Construction industry launches sustainability consultation
UK construction firms will be asked to offer their opinions on proposals that all building contracts should include stronger sustainability performance provisions.
The Joint Contracts Tribunal-helmed consultation aims to collate views from throughout the construction industry and its supply chain to look at ways to improve the sector's sustainability.
Announcing the initiative, the JCT secretary general, Prof Peter Hibberd, claimed that the sector's size gave it the opportunity to drive a wider recognition of sustainability issues.
"The construction industry generally appears to accept that something has to be done about sustainability, and as it is the largest industry in the economy, it has to take responsibility, and to some degree leadership, in introducing changes," he said.
Researched carrier out earlier this year by Chatsworth Communications further proved the increasing importance that companies are affording to increase their sustainability.
One in four FTSE100 companies is aiming to make energy efficiency a priority for their firm this year, with reducing carbon emissions also highlighted as an important issue
Article Date: 05 February 2008
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