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Insights What is carbon reduction, and how can you get involved?

Most people are seeking more ways to reduce the negative impact they have on the environment. We find ourselves recycling as much as possible, reducing our energy consumption and switching to electric cars. Yet there is only so much we can achieve on a personal level. To make a difference on a grand scale, businesses need to question how they can reduce the strain that might be putting on the environment.

Reducing carbon emissions is a huge factor in sustaining our planet. Therefore, many businesses are seeking ways to reduce their carbon output, either directly through their business processes or by supporting customer carbon reduction.

A 2020 UK Government study found that businesses are responsible for 18% of all carbon emissions. Pair this with the fact that many businesses also support other areas, such as the energy and public sectors, and it is clear that business leaders have a responsibility to proactively create carbon reduction strategies.

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Carbon Reduction: Latest Developments

We have seen monumental commitments to the reduction of carbon emissions in recent years. This has likely been fuelled by The Paris Agreement, where 196 parties adopted a legally binding international treaty on climate change.

The agreement has seen many countries, including the UK, commit to achieving net-zero emissions by ambitious dates. This commitment by world governments has fed down into the business sector, with incentives and rewards for those who uncover solutions for reducing carbon emissions.

Over the past few years, businesses have been finding ways to cut carbon in countless ways, from adopting schemes that limit the emissions created by their employees to developing smart manufacturing processes and creating new products and services that last longer and require fewer carbon emissions to build, run and maintain.

AtkinsRéalis ’s commitment to engineering net-zero

Here at AtkinsRéalis , we are fully committed to playing our part in reducing global carbon emissions. We are doing this by applying carbon reduction thinking across all business areas.

For example, through our DecarbonomicsTM solution, we are applying AI-enabled data digital twins to decarbonise existing buildings at the portfolio level. This is applied via an end-to-end service platform that develops a carbon baseline, designs a cost-effective carbon reduction pathway and supports the implementation of carbon reduction solutions.

As a business, we have made a clear commitment to reducing our carbon emissions through the application of innovation, changing business behaviour and incentivising sustainable best practices across all our teams, offices, and operations. Our commitments, along with the support we offer customers in carbon-reducing solutions, are all part of our ultimate goal to lead the engineering industry into a net-zero future.

We have already set many plans into motion, such as our role in creating a hub for green transport technology, which is set to support the government's vision to create ‘a blueprint for the transport sector to achieve Net Zero by 2050’.

Join us and get involved in carbon reduction

Are you interested in a career in carbon reduction?

With industries and markets changing rapidly, carbon reduction has a promising future. Those who develop expertise in this area are sure to see great career success as the need for future carbon reduction continues to evolve.

Here at AtkinsRéalis , we have a range of roles which are perfect for those with a passion for designing sustainable solutions. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional, working with us is the perfect way to develop your skills whilst making a positive impact in the world.

So, if you’re ready to make a difference, get started by browsing our net-zero job opportunities.