Multidisciplinary consultancy Cundall announced a commitment to achieving net zero carbon throughout its own business operations, incorporating the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into every element of their operation.
Richard Stratton, managing director and partner MENA, said: “Sustainability permeates through every aspect of Cundall, achieving net zero is a huge part of that, and with COP26 in Glasgow later this year, we are committed to not only achieving net zero carbon throughout our own offices globally, but to sharing our learnings and leading the conversation around net zero carbon projects that started in 2019 and will likely only become more vociferous as COP26 draws closer.
Cundall has also announced its resolution to collaborate with industry bodies to revolutionise the built environment’s approach to net zero.
Hala Yousef, head of sustainability MENA at Cundall, said: “The region’s leadership is showing the industry the roadmap that we all must follow in the next 10 years through the UAE’s Green Agenda 2015-2030 and National Climate Change Plan of the UAE 2017-2050, with no space given to climate change sceptics.
“It’s incredible to see the progress being made across all the Emirates and the on-going work the industry is committing to.
“Ultimately, achieving net zero is an engineering problem that needs a technical solution, and we are dedicated to helping the industry achieve it.”
Once this is achieved, the practice will continue along the path to being 115% carbon positive by 2025.