Wates Group targets zero waste and carbon by 2025

Private-owned construction firm Wates Group has committed to new goals that target zero waste from all onsite operations and zero carbon emissions from operations and vehicle fleets by 2025.

John Dunne, Wates’ group health, safety, environment and quality director

Wates Group, which employs almost 4,000 people, will use the next 12 months to engage staff and collect data to set accurate benchmarks as it targets zero impacts from its operations.

The company has outlined switching to an all-electric commercial vehicle fleet, eliminating single-use plastics from supply chains and operations and planting 5,000 trees annually as steps it will introduce to reach its 2025 targets.

Wates Group’s chief executive David Allen said: “We have established bold, ambitious, deliberately stretching targets for creating zero

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