The Pledge in Action

CASE STUDIES

Learn more about how signatories of various sizes have put the Pledge into practice. Also check out our Guidance page for more insights from signatories, including articles and webinar talks.  

AECOM

Size: 8,000 staff (UK & Ireland)
About: Professional services for the engineering and infrastructure sector

AECOM is a founding member of Pledge to Net Zero. This case study provides insights into AECOM's journey in calculating their carbon footprint, setting their science-based targets and delivering emissions reductions in practice. Find out more here

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J Coffey Construction

Size: Around 1200
About: A leading Tier 1 Subcontractor to most of the UK’s leading Main Contractors such as but not limited to MACE, ISG, SKANSKA, Balfour Beatty & Sir Robert McAlpine.

J Coffey Construction became signatories to the Pledge in April 2020. Learn more about how they reduced their emissions and top tips for others here. With focus on the company's strong investment in Stage V plant and electronic equipment as well as using HVO D+ Bio-fuel to replace diesel fuel on 94% of operational plant & equipment.

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Energy Institute

Size: 70 staff
About: Not-for-profit chartered professional membership body

The Energy Institute began their net zero journey in December 2019 and became a signatory of the Pledge in May 2020. Learn more about how the professional membership body put the Pledge into practice, with insights into the Institute's journey in calculating their carbon footprint, setting their science-based targets and delivering emissions reductions in practice, here.

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Filkin & Co EHS Limited

Size: 2 permanent staff alongside various specialised associates
About: Sustainability and waste engineers who work with clients to help grow their business whilst embedding sustainability principles and practices into operations.

Filkin & Co became signatories to the Pledge in January 2020. Learn more about the process of measuring a carbon footprint and setting a target for a small sized consultancy here. With insights into the company's journey in calculating their carbon footprint, setting their science-based targets and delivering emissions reductions in practice.

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WSP

Size: 8,000 staff (UK & Ireland)
About: Engineering professional services firm providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment.

WSP is a founding member of Pledge to Net Zero and has 40 offices across the UK. Learn more about their target setting process and the challenges they overcame when measuring their emissions here. Including insights on measures WSP have introduced to reduce emissions, such as a staff flight and travel levy to incentivise low carbon ways to travel.

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Emerald Green Environmental Management Services

Size: micro-consultancy
About: Emerald Green Environmental Management Services (EGEMS) is a northwest-based micro consultancy founded in 2019.

EGEMS became signatories to the Pledge in early 2020. This case study focuses particularly on saving carbon from reducing the room temperature, with EGEMS saving 17% off their annual gas use by turning down the thermostat by just 1.5C. Learn more here

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Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Size: Around 40 employees
About: The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK science and engineering institution and a registered charity governed by a Royal Charter.

IOM3 became signatories to the Pledge in early 2020. This case study focuses particularly on reducing their physical offices locations from four to two and transitioning site energy use to renewable energy. Learn more here

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Pawprint

Size: 25 employees
About: Pawprint is a climate action platform designed to help businesses realise the strategic advantages of sustainability through data-driven insights and employee engagement. 

Pawprint became signatories to the Pledge in late 2021. This case study focuses particularly on Pawprint's employee benefits scheme, designed to incentivise carbon footprint reduction, for example a Slow Travel Days policy to help employees avoid flights when going on holiday. Learn more here