CPA wants open dialogue on net zero target


THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is encouraging its members and the wider construction industry to take part in an open dialogue about net zero emissions.

The organisation has become a partner of the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) CO2nstructZero programme, designed to help bring people and organisations together to consolidate actions for the industry.

Kevin Minton, chief executive of the CPA, explained, “To help achieve the UK’s net zero emissions target, it’s vital that the construction plant sector and the wider construction industry play our collective part in the overall, significant reduction of carbon emissions.

“The CPA is fully committed to these reductions and we are becoming fully engaged on the ambitious and transformational change programme required to meet the challenges that society and government expects from our sector, whilst ensuring it is carried out in a pragmatic and sustainable way. As well as bringing forward solutions, we have the principal role in ensuring that all proposals and plans are realistic, achievable and evidence-driven.

“As part of our next steps on the pathway to net zero carbon, we’d like to extend an open invitation to our members and the wider sector to participate in an open dialogue on the topic. This could cover areas such as zero emissions vehicles and onsite plant, use of alternative fuels and power sources and implementing carbon measurement.

“When it comes to net zero, we must be a leader, not a follower, but it’s not necessarily about developing new roadmaps. We know that many of our members are already doing some great work around net zero, and we want to increase the impact and visibility of these activities, and share experiences. Interested parties who would like to participate in upcoming discussions should contact me direct at”

The theme of this year’s CPA Conference on 14th October is ‘Net Zero Carbon, and Digitalisation: The Challenge of Change for the Plant Sector’.