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News Dec 4, 2023

Jacobs Recognized for Commitment to Carbon Management

Jacobs’ carbon management capabilities and climate response ambitions recognized with carbon management verification PAS 2080:2023 in the U.K.

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Jacobs has been awarded PAS 2080:2023 verification in the U.K., recognizing our sustained efforts to develop our carbon management capabilities, and our commitment to deliver sustainable solutions throughout our projects.

PAS 2080 is the world’s first specification for the management of whole life carbon emissions for buildings and infrastructure. While it was created in 2016, the standard was updated in April 2023 to reflect current best practice in carbon management approaches and the global move to limit global warming to 1.5 °C.

Our carbon management has been verified by the LRQA, a leading global assurance provider, and is the culmination of over 18 months of implementing whole life carbon management across our project delivery. We are one of the first consultancies to be verified to the 2023 version of the specification.

“The 2023 revision of PAS2080:2023 supports buildings and infrastructure supply chains to systematically manage and importantly reduce whole life carbon emissions," says Associate Director of Sustainability leading Jacobs’ PAS 2080 carbon management in the U.K., James (Jimmy) Richardson. "The PAS2080 framework expanded to include buildings and new clauses to drive decarbonization through nature-based solutions, greater application of circular economy principles and considering emissions reductions outside of the immediate project or program scope.”

Last year climate response became one of our firmwide growth accelerators. Consistently delivering whole life carbon management on our projects is one way that we are targeting every project as a climate response opportunity, as well as aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It also demonstrates our continued efforts to build on our decarbonization capabilities, as we guide our clients through every step of their decarbonization journey.

“We understand the importance of integrating carbon into decision making and have embedded carbon into our business management system to ultimately make decarbonization business as usual," adds Jacobs Vice President Alex Lane. "Leading by example, our solutions will evolve from this process and further support our clients and delivery partners. Across the industry we need to work collaboratively to help deliver net-zero.”

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