Prime joins the UK Green Building Council

6th April 2021

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Prime has become a member of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), a charity with over 500 member organisations that represents the voice of the building industry’s current and future leaders who are striving for transformational change.

UKGBC was launched by the construction and property industry in 2007 to offer clarity, cohesion and leadership and to campaign for a sustainable built environment.

Members benefit from meaningful insights on the latest sustainability topics, involvement in shaping best practice in the industry and being part of a unified voice to influence national and local policy.

Leighton Chumbley, Prime’s Chief Executive, said: “For many years, Prime has recognised that we need to play our part in reducing the impact we have on the environment.

We have a responsibility to drive positive change and find innovative ways, along with our partners and suppliers, to rapidly reduce our direct emissions and the emissions within our supply chain. Becoming a member of the UKGBC puts Prime at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment.”

Prime’s 2020 five-year strategy has raised the bar for the business around its impact on the environment. The strategy includes the following objectives:

  • Net-zero carbon – HQ (excluding travel) by the end of 2022.
  • Net-zero carbon – corporately (including travel) by the end of 2024.
  • Net-zero carbon development projects (where agreed with clients and partners) on site during 2023.
  • Biodiversity Net Gain on all development projects starting on site by the end of 2021.

UKGBC is part of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) network, a global network of over 70 national Green Building Councils transforming the places we live, work, play, heal and learn.

For more information on the UK Green Building Council, visit https://www.ukgbc.org/.