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Hydrock assists GRAHAM in achieving industry accreditation for carbon management system

Graham Munday \ 26th Apr 2024

Hydrock's specialist greenhouse gas verification team has assessed and certified to PAS2080:2023 standards the carbon management system deployed by GRAHAM to help the business understand and minimise the carbon impacts of every construction decision they make.

PAS 2080 is the internationally-recognised standard for managing carbon within the built environment. In April 2023, the standard expanded from infrastructure projects to include other built environment categories such as buildings.

As a leader in sustainability consulting, Hydrock has a team qualified to both design carbon management systems to meet the PAS standard, and verify the performance of the systems and processes adopted by clients in the construction sector.

GRAHAM, a privately-owned company specialising in the delivery of award-winning construction, civil engineering, interior fit-out, facilities management and investment projects, employ 2,200 staff across the UK and Ireland. This achievement reinforces GRAHAM's commitment to integrating carbon considerations into every aspect of its operations, from project inception to completion.

Lianne Taylor, Head of Environmental Sustainability at GRAHAM, said:

Our in-house expertise and procedures have enabled us to accurately collect and analyse the data needed to define whole life carbon and identify lower carbon alternatives. "This achievement has led us to achieving PAS 2080 verification. As we continue to integrate new processes and apply our knowledge and experience, our system will evolve and mature in a continuous cycle of improvement.

Matthew Pygott, Associate Carbon Consultant and Lead Verifier at Hydrock, led the verification of GRAHAM's carbon management system. He said:

For Graham, securing validation and verification to the global standard of PAS2080:2023 is a real statement achievement. "They’ve worked hard to engage their people and supply chains in their commitment to a carbon management system. It was evident that the purpose of this initiative was understood and driven from their leadership team, which is so important to the success of the process. "The principles behind an effective carbon management system represent change management in the industry, and Graham is showing real leadership to drive more responsible decision-making around carbon impacts.

Photo courtesy of GRAHAM