Nixon Hire signs net zero pledge

Nixon Hire in the UK has signed up to the ‘Pledge To Net Zero’, an industry-led initiative that commits signatories to make commitments on reducing carbon emissions.

A battery energy storage system (BESS) in Nixon Hire’s fleet. (Photo: Nixon Hire)

The initiative is targeted at companies working in consultancy and services and is a formal partner to the UN’s ‘Race To Zero’ campaign.

The pledge commits Nixon the following:

  • Set and commit to deliver greenhouse gas reductions in line with Science Based Targets’ 1.5°C temperature rise;
  • Publicly report greenhouse gas emissions and progress against this target each year;
  • Publish one piece of research/thought-leadership each year on practical steps to delivering an economy in line with climate science and in support of net zero carbon. Companies can also choose to mentor and support smaller signatory companies in setting targets and meeting the requirements of the pledge.

Other signatories include Amey, Aecom, Graham, Mott Macdonald, Jacobs, Wernick Group and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ASE).

Anthony Livermore, SHEQ Director at Nixon Hire, said; “ESG is a key component in Nixon Hire’s company wide vision and values and with great pride, Nixon Hire are committed to ‘Pledge To Net Zero’.

“We welcome the challenge and hard work it requires to provide a more sustainable world for future generations. We are also involved in many other initiatives which are designed to support the construction industry implement environmentally friendly solutions and I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks.”

The Pledge initiative is aimed primarily at the environmental services sector and UK-based companies. The organisation advises companies in other industries or countries to align with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Nixon Hire was established in 1967 and now employs around 540 people at 15 depots in the UK.

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