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SME guide to Net Zero

By |2021-07-22T09:31:08+01:00July 20th, 2021|EIC News, Press release|

Net Zero: A guide for SMEs working in the built environment now available to Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) members. Aimed at small and medium sized members, the guide highlights the steps that should be taken towards a carbon free future, explores how Net Zero is already influencing client decision making,

Enter the Net Zero Advisor of the Year Award now!

By |2021-06-28T11:25:40+01:00June 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

With COP26 fast approaching and the issue of sustainability and the environment hardly out of the news, it seems like an ideal time for consultancy and engineering companies to gain some recognition for the work they are doing with clients to help deliver green projects and a decarbonised world. The Net Zero Advisor of the

Pledge to Net Zero passes 100 milestone

By |2021-05-20T14:45:12+01:00May 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Pledge to Net Zero has signed up more than 100 companies to the initiative which was created to enable those working in the environmental services sector to take a leadership role in the transition to a Net Zero carbon economy. Launched in late 2019, EIC is a founding partner alongside members AECOM and WSP in

Queen’s Speech announces return of the Environment Bill

By |2021-05-14T14:10:01+01:00May 14th, 2021|Press release|

Matthew Farrow, director of policy at the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) which represents the companies, large and small, working in the environmental technologies and services sector, said: “The unavoidable delay in the Environment Bill to allow for covid legislation was understandable, but the Government now has to make up for missed time over the

No quick fixes on the road to net zero

By |2021-05-14T13:56:24+01:00May 14th, 2021|EIC News|

Ministers must wean themselves off quick-fix policy announcements to address net zero and instead adopt a more coordinated approach, says Matthew Farrow. Everyone likes a round number, especially politicians, so no surprise that when Rishi Sunak announced the snappily named Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) last year he allocated exactly £1bn to it. Having said

A message from ACE chair, Paul Reilly

By |2021-04-13T11:03:54+01:00April 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Hannah Vickers is stepping down as chief executive of EIC’s sister organisation ACE in July 2021 to join major construction and consultancy firm, Mace. ACE’s board has already started the process of finding a replacement. Current ACE chair Paul Reilly said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Hannah for her huge

Net Zero Week: Get Involved Now

By |2021-03-29T14:44:17+01:00March 29th, 2021|EIC News|

As the UK gears up for COP26, ACE and EIC members are invited to get involved Net Zero Week, a new campaign which takes place 17 to 23 July 2021. EIC and sister organisation ACE are working alongside around 25 other business associations from across industry to showcase how each sector is taking positive steps

Keeping the Government honest on the environment

By |2021-03-23T10:55:09+00:00March 23rd, 2021|EIC News, Staff posts|

With the scale and breadth of the Government’s environmental ambitions, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is set to have a key role for years to come, says Matthew Farrow. Recently I was in a meeting with some of the Treasury officials who worked on the recently published Dasgupta review on

Download now: Innovation Audit of the 25 Year Environmental Plan

By |2021-03-23T10:56:14+00:00January 14th, 2021|EIC News|

In 2018 and 2019 the Government dramatically set reset the scale of our environmental ambitions. The 25 year Environment Plan was followed by an Air Quality Strategy that went beyond existing targets, and then the first legislated net zero target in the world. By 2020 we had a new Prime Minister and the biggest

Download now: Are we ready?

By |2021-03-23T10:56:41+00:00December 8th, 2020|EIC News|

Most built environment sectors are unprepared for Net Zero, with water, ports and airports the least ready, according to a major joint report by EIC and sister organisation, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Are we ready? Delivering Net Zero in the built environment polled more than 130 Net Zero and sustainability experts who work across different