Harnessing our collective passion and
skills to achieve a common goal:
Net Zero

Waterman is committed to delivering a Net Zero built environment. We are proud to have joined the Pledge To Net Zero initiative with science-based targets to tackle our own greenhouse gas emissions.

This Pledge will become a cornerstone for our sustainability strategy underpinning our own business operations. We are signatories of the Structural Engineers Declare, Building Services Engineers Declare and Civil Engineers Declare. These global petitions unite all strands of the engineering profession as both a public declaration of our planet’s environmental crises and a commitment to take positive action in response to climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse.

Our Net Zero Routemap

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“This marks our first significant milestone on our journey to becoming a Net Zero business.”

Neil Humphrey, COO Waterman U.K

Waterman has set an interim target to halve carbon emissions resulting from operational business activities across our entire value chain by 2030 against a 2019 baseline.

Under our commitment to climate action and leading the transition to a Net Zero economy, Waterman has pledged to reduce our carbon emissions and reach Net Zero in line with the requirements for keeping global temperature rise under 1.5°C.

To achieve this, we have set an interim target to halve carbon emissions resulting from our operational business activities by 2030. This 50% reduction will be measured against a 2019 baseline established across our entire value chain, including Scope 1,2 and 3.

The Pledge to Net Zero was established by the environmental services sector with the goal of making the sector a leader for taking action on climate change. In 2021, the Pledge partnered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Race to Zero campaign to rally fast climate action from business, cities, regions, investors and universities ahead of COP26.


Waterman’s COO, Neil Humphrey, said: “Setting this interim carbon reduction target marks the first significant milestone on our journey to becoming a Net Zero business and highlights our commitment to helping keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C. To achieve this interim target, we are working closely with our supply chain partners to reduce carbon emissions in several key business operation areas, including travel, facilities, and procurement.”

To view Waterman’s Carbon Reduction Plan, click here.

For more information on the Pledge To Net Zero, click here.

The Pledge To Net Zero initiative is a partner to the UN’s Race to Zero campaign. Click here for more information.

To learn more about our progress to date, click here to read our Pledge to Net Zero Annual Statement.

To read our Net Zero expert, Dave Allen’s insights into tackling the challenge of Scope 3 emissions, click here.

Click here to read Our Net Zero Routemap. This key document presents our progress against our decarbonisation targets, outlines our current initiatives and looks ahead to the next steps.

Neil Humphrey

Neil Humphrey,
COO Waterman U.K

Waterman to halve operational carbon emissions by 2030

Pledge to Net Zero

We approach sustainability holistically, drawing on the skills and expertise of our engineers and consultants to develop bespoke solutions to tackle the climate emergency.

We work together to futureproof your new and existing assets, embed climate resilience and help secure a brighter future for our planetTo find out more and how we can help, click here.