Oswestry company Aico, the European leader in home life safety, has been selected as a Net Zero Carbon Business Champion by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC). As one of the first 14 companies across the UK’s construction supply chain to join the initiative, Aico has committed to supporting the sector’s industry change programme, CO2nstruct Zero to address the climate emergency.

The CLC’s Business Champions initiative provides Aico with the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to reducing carbon emissions throughout their business operations. The aim is to meet net zero targets in line with the nine priorities set out by the CLC regarding transport, buildings and construction activity.

The Construction Leadership Council has selected 14 companies to pioneer the initiative from all areas of the industry, including major contractors, consultants, architects, engineers, material suppliers and specialist subcontractors. Together, the Business Champions will set an example for the industry in a bid to reach the net zero carbon target by 2050. Working in conjunction with the CLC and other industry bodies, the Business Champions will share best practice and be the driving force in changing how the sector delivers the built environment.

As part of the initiative, Aico will be required to provide evidence of how their plans will align with the nine CO2nstruct Zero priorities, contribute to the CO2nstruct Zero reporting process and support other companies in the industry to develop net zero plans.

Neal Hooper, Managing Director of Aico, comments ‘We are extremely proud to be the first Electrical Distributors’ Association member or affiliate to become a Business Champion, one of the first across the UK’s construction supply chain. We recognise the importance of meeting net zero carbon in the construction sector, and we constantly strive to play our part in reaching this ambitious target. At Aico, we use green practices and work closely with social housing and local authorities to help them achieve net zero.’

The CLC will be recruiting for new Business Champions every month, and Aico urge companies in the construction industry to apply and make their pledge to CO2nstruct Zero.

To find out more about the Business Champions initiative, please visit: https://bit.ly/2RznbFQ

To find out more about CO2nstruct Zero, please visit: https://bit.ly/2R16wv0