Zero carbon roadmap


Building a sustainable future

Our roadmap is central to the CampbellReith strategy for achieving our vision of being a net zero company capable of delivering high quality and truly sustainable engineering solutions and can be found here:

In February 2020, we signed Structural and Civil Engineers’ Declarations of Climate and Biodiversity Emergencies. Since then, we have been intensely expanding and developing our capabilities to deliver on significant carbon reductions, reducing waste and biodiversity loss through efficient and effective design.

With two years to go until our ambitious first five year target, we are confident in our ability to achieve or exceed our contribution in limiting climate change to 1.5°C.

Target 2025 – Net zero for Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Target 2030 – Net zero for Scope 3 emissions + Embodied carbon across projects to achieve 55% reduction on baseline, as a minimum.

Target 2035 – Embodied carbon across projects to achieve 65% reduction on baseline, as a minimum.

Target 2040 – Embodied carbon across projects to achieve 75% reduction on baseline, as a minimum and all designs to be Net Zero Carbon

Our 2040 target has been set to ensure CampbellReith will improve on the Paris Agreement target of a 1.5°C limit on climate change by 10 years for our designs, and 25 years operationally. These targets will see us on track to exceed the reduction aims of the UK’s 2008 Climate Change Act.

We are further driving reductions in operational carbon emissions by rationalising our office footprint and relocating teams away from inefficient spaces to modern, energy-efficient buildings, and encouraging landlords to switch to zero carbon energy tariffs. This has also allowed us to relocate to walkable, central offices where we expect to see a reduction in emissions as our teams move from commuting by car to using active travel means and public transport.

However, we know that our most significant impact will be through our design of built environment infrastructure, including its embodied carbon, biodiversity, and societal impacts.

These are the key areas where we can influence our clients’ choices and help to move towards a sustainable built environment.


Relevant case studies

Examples of sustainability in action

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We have a responsibility to protect the environment and we are committed to achieving the UK Government’s sustainable construction objectives. We take a huge amount of care over the environmental and social impact of any project, whatever the size. A specialist in-house team, with representatives from each of our engineering disciplines, actively promotes sustainability in the built environment and provides support and encouragement to our engineers and scientists. This encourages the search for innovative, sustainable solutions at all stages of any building project.

Ferry Farm 3 Solar Array, Selsey, West Sussex

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Land at Manydown, Basingstoke

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Tileyard Studios, London N1

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Victoria Gate, Woking

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Coypool Park, Plymouth

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All case studies