How set up a sustainable workplace?
Human activities are estimated to have already caused 1°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels and unless drastic action is taken, we will surpass the 1.5°C threshold in the next 30 to 50 years. The risks associated with global warming above 1.5°C represent significant risks to the systems upon which we depend. Global emissions over the next few decades will shape our planet for centuries to come. As professionals of the built environment, we have a vital role to play in both mitigating the impacts on these systems and enabling infrastructure and urban development to adapt to ongoing change.
At Wx, we make a significant impact through our projects, but we have a duty to practice our advice to clients in everything that we do. As a firm, we have made a commitment to be a net zero organization by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Our Net Zero Carbon Strategy sets out how we will achieve the 1.5°C aligned science-based target for our full value chain emissions and compensate residual hard-to-decarbonize emissions with certified greenhouse gas removal. We will monitor progress and regularly revisit this plan to ensure we are on track to meet our net zero commitment by 2030.
By setting targets that are founded in climate science, Wx is showing that ambitious climate action and good, resilient business go hand in hand. Our industry is responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions. It is our responsibility to reduce emissions and contribute to a sustainable future. Our project work has a greater impact on carbon emission reduction than our own operations – but we are taking steps to reduce emissions in both contexts.
By demonstrating our commitment through action, we can give better advice to our clients. At Wx, we are committed to making a positive contribution to the world, so sustainability is at the heart of our work. We believe that delivering sustainable outcomes for both current stakeholders and future generations will make our business stronger in the long run. Our expertise helps us realize solutions at any scale to help shape a better world.