National Grid lights London by night ©urbancow
National Grid lights London by night ©urbancow

Case study: Building carbon savings into tendering

1 September 2017

The company powering Britain is working with suppliers to improve sustainability and lower costs

As the organisation in charge of keeping the UK’s lights on and hot water running, National Grid needs to consider climate change more than most. But the company isn’t shirking its responsibilities – and it’s making sure the contractors in its supply chain aren’t either.

The infrastructure National Grid builds – everything from transformers to electricity pylons and power lines – can make a big difference to the country’s carbon footprint. In 2008, it set a target to reduce its carbon footprint by 45% by 2020 and by 80% by 2050.

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