Decarbonisation is one of the greatest challenges we face as a company and an industry, and here at Mannok it is our highest environmental priority.
Our Sustainability Manager, Paul Monaghan, and Engineering Manager, Paul Carron, recently gave an insight into our ambitious pathway to net zero in a webinar hosted by Construction Buzz. The webinar took the audience through a series of projects which will initially help reduce the company’s carbon emissions by a third by the end of the decade.
Our recently published Mannok 2030 Vision, the company’s sustainability strategy to the end of the decade, includes a detailed decarbonisation roadmap focused on alternative fuels, energy efficiency, alternative raw materials and carbon capture, usage and storage. With nine key projects already underway or in planning stages, we are actively working with global partners and collaborating with cross-industry specialists to utilise, and help develop, innovative technology in our emissions reduction efforts.
But we are already actively working on the longer-term net zero goal, and the webinar’s panel went on to reveal details of previously unpublished plans for a transformative 15-year programme of change, which is set to bring the company to within touching distance of energy independence, and will help achieve our net zero goal by 2050.
The multi-phase programme sets out to harness natural and renewable energy sources and drive innovation in sustainability to create a closed loop process, which will:
Replace 4 million litres of diesel per year
Decarbonise the production of cement by removing over half a million tonnes of CO2 annually
Power our downstream and related manufacturing facilities with new 150MW of dedicated renewable capacity
The Mannok 2030 Vision is our Sustainability Strategy to the end of the decade. The strategy includes details on how we will transition our business from a carbon intensive operation to a more sustainable path, and is built on three foundational pillars of People, Planet and Partners.
Each pillar is key to the long-term success of this organisation and ensuring we continue to contribute to the economic, social and environmental prosperity of the region where we are based. We have identified a number of priorities under each pillar and outlined a total of 36 ambitious targets to achieve by 2030.
We look forward to working with all our people and our partners on the successful implementation of our Vision and will share regular updates on the numerous activities within. Follow our social channels to keep up to date on our progress.