The Wates Group, one of the largest family-owned construction, property services and development firms in the UK, has made a commitment for net zero carbon emissions from its operations by 2025.

The company has also pledged to reduce and eliminate waste from onsite operations during the same period.

Some of the actions it intends to take include switching to an all-electric commercial vehicle fleet, eliminating single-use plastic from its operations and supply chain, investing in sustainable building techniques and planting 5,000 trees annually.

The Wates Group has also pledged to work collaboratively with customers, its supply chain and joint venture partners to find innovative ways to reduce waste and energy consumption.

In 2019, the company offset 1,042 tonnes of carbon emissions by supporting international environmental projects and planted more than 5,000 trees.