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Aggregate Industries achieve carbon-reduction gold standard

Company gains PAS 2080 verification for management of whole-life carbon in buildings and infrastructure

AGGREGATE Industries have been recognized for their commitment to carbon reduction after achieving PAS 2080:2023 verification, which specifies requirements for the management of whole-life carbon in buildings and infrastructure.

The globally recognized gold standard ensures carbon is consistently measured during the lifecycle of a project and promotes the sharing of data, helping organizations to understand carbon ‘hotspots’ and identify opportunities to reduce the use of carbon through projects and the supply chain.

Aggregate Industries have held the PAS certification since 2019 and successfully underwent the certificate renewal process to the newly updated 2023 version of the standard, which is managed by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

The updated standard widens the scope of PAS 2080 from infrastructure to the wider built environment, integrates the transition to a net-zero economy, includes nature-based solutions, and factors in collaboration on projects.

Kirstin McCarthy, director of sustainability at Aggregate Industries, said: ‘We’re really pleased to be recognized in this way and it reinforces our commitment as a company to carbon reduction and data transparency.

‘We are among the first product and materials suppliers to receive this verification in the UK and it aligns with our ongoing sustainability and net-zero strategies.

‘We want to help lead the way to help decarbonize the construction industry in the UK and it is only by greater innovation and collaboration that we can accelerate the journey to a net-zero economy. For our industry, carbon management and reduction need to be front and centre of decision making and project planning.’

The audit by BSI covered operations, materials, products, and solutions, with a focus on low-carbon products, energy, waste and biodiversity management. Aggregate Industries’ ‘Your Carbon Report’ tool delivered against the reporting elements of PAS 2080.