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Protecting the World

We have a key role in protecting the world through both the provision of our sustainable infrastructure products and services and through how we minimise our environmental impact as we deliver those products and services.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Energy Efficiency

Why does it matter?

We recognise that greenhouse gases (‘GHG’) are a major contributor to global warming and with CO2 being the most significant of these. We are committed to managing and reducing the Group’s carbon emissions to support the Paris Agreement and wider world objective to limit global warming.

How will we measure progress?

While our longer term commitment is to achieve net zero by 2040, we will measure our near term progress through both reduction in our carbon intensity ratio and the number of tonnes of CO2 removed. Our near term targets are set out below:

Intensity Ratio

2022 Actual


2022 Target


2025 Target


2030 Target


No. of tonnes of CO2 removed
(vs. 2020 – the base year)

2022 Actual


2022 Target


2025 Target


2030 Target


Sustainability data


Hill & Smith PLC is proud that its near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi has also verified our net-zero science-based target by 2050.

Our approved targets are as follows:

Overall Net-Zero Target
Hill & Smith PLC commits to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2050.

Near-Term Targets
Hill & Smith PLC commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 55% by 2032 from a 2020 base year. Hill & Smith PLC also commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions 60% per GBP value added by 2032 from a 2022 base year.

Long-Term Targets
Hill & Smith PLC commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 90% by 2040 from a 2020 base year and maintain 90% absolute reductions through 2050 from 2040. Hill & Smith PLC also commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions 97% per GBP value added by 2050 from a 2022 base year.

To achieve these targets, Hill & Smith will prioritize direct emissions reductions and all residual emissions will be neutralized (if applicable) in line with SBTi criteria before reaching net-zero emissions.

Sustainable Products

Why does it matter?

Our products and services help infrastructure become more sustainable and protect people as they travel or work in the transport industries. We have an important role to play in sustainability. We are focused on ensuring that we maximise our value to society through our activities.

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