The 1st of July marked the start of Net Zero Week. To mark this globally recognised event, Keltbray are pleased to announce the release of our Carbon Reduction Plan, continuing our company wide journey towards Net Zero.

Understanding Net Zero

Net zero is our global response to combat climate change, aiming to eliminate all human-produced greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Any remaining emissions are offset by schemes that remove an equivalent amount of GHGs.

Unlike ‘carbon neutral,’ which relies solely on offsetting emissions, net zero places greater emphasis on reducing emissions through energy efficiency measures. Offsetting is seen as a last resort for emissions that are challenging to eliminate.

Achieving net zero requires participation from global stakeholders, including governments, industries, and consumers.

Our Carbon Reduction Plan

Our Carbon Reduction Plan provides an in-depth overview of Keltbray’s carbon performance and outlines our strategies for addressing various aspects of our organisation and client offerings. It demonstrates our commitment to finding innovative solutions to achieve our Science Based Targets and offers a clear direction towards our long-term goal of reaching net zero by 2040.

The plan includes detailed case studies highlighting our carbon reduction projects, such as our fuel saving tournament, clean energy trials, site electrification and energy efficiency measures, waste reduction, circular economy initiatives and more.

Furthermore, the plan outlines our commitments to aligning with the 1.5°C Paris Agreement and achieving Net Zero by 2040. We have therefore set specific targets that align with the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi).

Our Science Based Targets

  • Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 46.2%
  • Reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions by 55% per £’m of GEVA 3by 2030 from a 2019 reference year

We are also actively providing workshops and training modules to familiarise our staff with carbon management and related terminology.

Chief Executive Officer, Darren James, emphasised: “As a society and as businesses, we cannot flourish on a dying planet. Therefore, we must take action now, listen to scientific advice, and redefine how we deliver sustainable development to prevent irreversible damage.”



While acknowledging that achieving net zero is a significant challenge for our business and the industry, we hope that this report solidifies our commitment to this globally recognised goal.

Find our Carbon Reduction Plan here.

To find out more about Net Zero Week, click here.

Net Zero Week are also hosting a series of live webinars, which can be found here.



Media Enquiries

Philip Pashley, Group Proposals and Communications Director

Keltbray Group

Tel: 020 7643 1000

Email: [email protected]


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About Keltbray

Keltbray is a leading UK specialist construction engineering and infrastructure services business, offering a uniquely integrated delivery capability spanning key phases of the client value chain – design management, civil engineering, geotechnical, construction waste management, demolition and decommissioning, piling and reinforced concrete structures, remediation, rail infrastructure, power distribution, transmission and substations, and renewable energy services.

The company was founded in 1976 and is privately owned, directly employs over 2,000 people, and is a key delivery partner to prestigious public and private sector customers, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic and social infrastructure.

Keltbray provides certainty of delivery to meet the exacting needs of diverse and complex projects in complex, safety-critical markets. Its professionally accredited teams take pride in delivering safely and sustainably to specification, on time, to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities.