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The Pallet LOOP becomes Co2nstructZero Business Champion

Oct 5, 2021 | News

The Pallet LOOP is among the latest tranche of companies to be awarded the prestigious title of CO2nstructZero Business Champion by the Construction Leadership Council. The business received confirmation of its Business Champion status on October 5, alongside other organisations including BAM UK, Baxall Construction, Ferrovial Construction, Fork Truck Solutions, Genuit Group, GKR Scaffolding, Marshalls and Velux.

CO2nstructZero Business Champions provide leadership to the construction sector with credible and visible plans that can help industry players cut carbon within their business. Champions are chosen by the Construction Leadership Council, which provides sector leadership to the construction industry. The Council, has twelve workstreams that operate collaboratively to address the biggest issues facing the sector, focused on the Industry Recovery Plan. The Council is co-chaired by Lee Rowley MP, Minister for Business and Industry, and Andy Mitchell CBE, CEO of Thames Tideway.

Commenting on the appointment of its latest CO2nstructZero Business Champions, Andy Mitchell said: “As an industry we will only meet our climate change ambitions if we collaborate rather than compete over carbon. These businesses have agreed to share the brilliant work that they are doing to help other companies in all parts of our industry to develop their own strategies to reduce carbon. Our Business Champions are a fundamental element of the CO2nstructZero and will support the delivery of the Performance Framework that will allow us to not only say what we’re doing, but also show the affect that it is having. This is going to be the defining challenge for our industry in the coming years. I want to encourage every UK construction business to get on board with the CO2nstructZero programme so that we can work together to deliver a better future and drive out carbon.”

Paul Lewis, Founder of The Pallet LOOP said: “Net zero isn’t just important to our business, it’s central to it – so it makes absolute sense for us to become a CO2nstruct Zero Business Champion. As the only circular economy pallet reuse scheme available to the construction sector, we’re giving industry players a really simple way to improve site logistics, cut waste and remove carbon for the building materials supply chain. Our aspiration is that The Pallet LOOP will become the new normal – helping to underpin the net zero ambitions of the UK construction sector and transforming a practice that is unsustainable. For too long, the disposal of pallet waste has proved problematic. Now is the right time for change. The drive for more sustainable ways of working has never been stronger. The race to net zero is on and the clock is ticking for single use pallets, which have a huge impact on the environment. As we ramp up our work, we look forward to collaborating with the Construction Leadership Council and our counterpart CO2nstruct Zero Business Champions to hit the ambitious targets set for the sector by Government.”