6 April 2023
Our work on sustainable infrastructure in Europe has impact on the climate. Actively reducing CO2 emissions in our own operations and in the chain has been an important target in our sustainability policy for over 15 years. We are reporting about CO2 reduction every 6 months. We started to do so for the Netherlands and Sweden seperately, and added Belgium to the reporting structue in 2021. In line with our strategic roadmap, we are including the figures of our operations in the Nordics (Sweden and Denmark) and Italy in the Strukton Groep reporting as of 2022. Together, we reduced our CO2 emissions by 9.4% in 2022.
In 2022, the main steps to reduce CO2 emissions were made in mobility (we are increasingly driving electric cars), in our production (closing an asphalt production unit had impact in particular) and with our machines & equipment (also portfolio company Terracon’s machines have transferred to biofuels).
We are active with reduction measures at company level and at project level. Several long-term projects have charging stations and bicycles (e.g. in Groningen and Delft-Rijswijk) and we facilitate overnight stays at hotels. We reuse materials where possible. Some examples: We have reused parts of switches from the Amsterdam Dijksgracht project in our maintenance contract PGO De Wadden, the focus in the project for water authority Noorderzijlvest is on circularity and Strukton Rail Short Line gives rails, sleepers, ballast or other parts a second life.
Initiatives we take together with our chain partners to reduce emissions in the chain are at least as important as reducing our own emissions. We actively participate in the Coalition Anders Reizen (Travel Differently, have initiated the chain dialogue Sustainable Railways in the Netherlands (Duurzaam Spoor), are friends of Groene Koers (Green Course) and take part in the Emissieloos Netwerk Infra (Emission-free Network Infra).
Highlights from the CO2 report