RLB achieves carbon neutral accreditation in Australia

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Peter Tulla


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Rider Levett Bucknall’s Australian business has achieved carbon neutral accreditation, moving the global quantity surveying firm one step towards its target of net zero by 2030.

Peter Tulla, RLB’s Oceania Chairman, announced the accreditation from the Carbon Reduction Institute on World Environment Day.

“Australia’s buildings are responsible for around a quarter of our nation’s carbon footprint. This places our industry at the front line of climate action,” Mr Tulla says.

“The transition to net zero is just that – a transition. It will take time and will require a series of incremental steps. Our independent verification from the Carbon Reduction Institute is an important step.”

To meet the requirements of CRI’s NoCO2 Program, RLB commissioned an audit to measure the carbon emissions from firm’s Australian operations for FY2021.

CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and the standard ISO 14064.1.

RLB has offset all unavoidable emissions under the Verified Carbon Standard and Gold Standard.

“The verification process gave us valuable insights into our carbon footprint and the steps we can take to further minimise emissions by changing behaviour and our procurement choices,” Mr Tulla says.

“We are also sharing our learnings with other RLB offices as we support our Global Board’s commitment that each region will undertake independently verified carbon reporting by 2025.

“Many of RLB’s clients have set ambitious net zero targets. As one of the world’s largest and longest-standing quantity surveying firms, we are committed to delivering lasting social, economic and environmental value. Our leadership position on carbon emissions will present new opportunities for RLB to work with our clients to deliver that value,” Mr Tulla concludes.