At COP26 the Construction Leadership Council hosted a dedicated session at the COP 26 conference looking at the role of construction, current focus and positive examples and how our supply chain needs to evolve.

The event kicked off showcasing a feature developed with ITN Productions.  This was followed by a number of focussed sessions, bringing forward representatives from across the supply chain.

The session was co-chaired by Andy Mitchell (Construction Leadership Council co-chair) and Sarah Linnell (an inspiring young industry professional from Cundall) and feature a range of Construct Zero Partners and Business Champions.

It really is a must watch session for all in the sector who wants to maximise your impact in reaching Net Zero.  Familiar faces to those in the finishes and interiors sector include Mike Chaldecott, CEO of Saint Gobain who talked about decarbonisation of the construction products manufacturing sector, including the plasterboard and their work to produce their first net zero plasterboard plant by 2023.

Favourite fact – a design decision on an aluminium frame commercial building to switch to Aluminium clad timber windows is equivalent in impact terms to 900 years worth of a plant based diet.

FIS Members wishing to update or develop your own carbon reduction plan can visit the FIS Sustainability Hub for resources and ideas or contact FIS Sustainability Champion, Flavie Lowres to discuss ideas and options.