Midlands based developer, Deeley Group, which is headquartered in Coventry, announces it has achieved Carbon Neutral status for its reporting period of May 2020 to April 2021. This is the second year that the family owned construction and development company has been measuring its carbon footprint. The developer has also been working in partnership with industry experts – Carbon Footprint Ltd – to put measures in place to achieve net zero carbon by 2036.
From May 2020 to April 2021, Deeley Group produced 12.1 tonnes of CO2 per £1m spent and offset the CO2 produced by donating to a wind project in India.
“I’m delighted to see Deeley – as a responsible construction business – taking leading steps to achieve net zero carbon emissions way ahead of the UK’s target date of 2050. An example that I hope many other businesses in this sector will take note of and follow.”Dr Wendy Buckley, Co-founder, Carbon Footprint Ltd
The construction and built environment sector is one of the larger producers of emissions, but Deeley Group will be using targets supported by scientific research to drive down its emissions. As part of its commitment, the company has already introduced sustainable measures at its Coventry headquarters – including the installation of EV charging points, solar panels, rain water harvesting measures and PIR lighting.
As part of Deeley’s roadmap to net zero, which was created in partnership with Carbon Footprint Limited, the developer will be implementing a host of measures over the coming years. These include introducing electric vehicles across its fleet, installing LED lighting at its head office, working to Future Homes standards, and providing incentives for staff to use greener transport methods.
The UK Government recently launched its Net Zero Carbon Procurement policy which requires firms tendering to government and related bodies to annually measure their carbon footprint and reach net zero carbon by 2050. Deeley Group aims to reach this target 14 years earlier – and will publish its progress annually.
“With our targets we will be looking to go above and beyond the latest definition of net zero and will be working in partnership with Carbon Footprint Ltd to reach our objectives. While we continue to work toward net zero carbon status, we will continue to offset our carbon to ensure we are having a positive impact as soon as possible on the environment during the process.
“It’s important that businesses, regardless of their size, act now and take vital measures to protect the future of our planet.
“We will be working closely with our clients to ensure that sustainable practice is being followed at all of our developments and contributing to our ultimate target of being net zero carbon by the time the company celebrates its 100th year.
“The target date of 2036 is ambitious, but it is a challenge we are ready to meet.”Eleanor Deeley, Deputy Managing Director, Deeley Group
The Deeley group is a construction and property development company which was established in 1936. Deeley Construction, part of the Deeley Group recently announced it had started work on a PBSA scheme in Bath.