COP26 - Together Let's Make Zero Carbon Happen

In November 2021, the UK is hosting COP26 in Glasgow - the UN Climate Change Conference which is expected to be the most significant international climate talks in years.

The wide-ranging conference will explore collective efforts between nations, organisations and individuals to tackle climate change and will include a focus on how the way we power our lives, as well as the ways we move, live and work, must change to achieve net-zero goals.

The UK already has a strong track record as an international leader on climate action: it was the first country in the world to declare a climate emergency and has legislated to become net-zero by 2050.

A note from Jean-Philippe Loiseau, EQUANS UK & Ireland CEO

“COP26 presents perhaps the final opportunity to bring climate change under control and secure a positive future for our planet.  Beyond target setting, this is a moment for nations to commit to real change by confirming individual plans to reach net zero and accelerate progress on key issues such as energy, buildings and transport.  Government, business and society all have a part to play and need to work together to tackle this most important of challenges. 

"As companies, we must reimagine our business models to support all aspects of the drive to a greener, sustainable world. At EQUANS, aside from our own actions on climate, we also take seriously our role as an enabler for many of our customers in their own journey to net zero.

"By combining our specialist activities we are helping public and private sector organisations make the transition to net zero carbon. We are lowering customer emissions by implementing on-site renewables and energy efficiency measures. We are decarbonising heat in buildings by installing heat pumps and operating our low carbon district energy networks. We are also assisting the expansion of green mobility, with the rollout of EV charging solutions nationwide.

"EQUANS is committed to continuing this essential work and mobilising the skills and expertise necessary to support the level of progress required - both now and in the crucial years to come.”

Our Commitments to Net Zero

Our Net Zero Target 

As part of the global ENGIE Group, together with our 170,000 employees, customers, partners and stakeholders, we are already committed to accelerating the transition towards net zero. The Group has the goal of achieving net zero carbon for scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions by 2045.

Delivering a Net Zero Fleet by 2028

The transition to zero emission transport is an increasingly important part of securing global net zero. As part of our plan to reach net zero, we have switched over 20% of our fleet to EVs, with a longer-term commitment to deliver zero tailpipe emissions by 2028.

A Certified Leader in Sustainability Management

EQUANS was recently awarded a Platinum EcoVadis rating for the second consecutive year. The award is an independent endorsement putting EQUANS in the top one percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis. It demonstrates our commitment to sustainability management and gives confidence to our current and future partners that EQUANS continues to lead the way in sustainability management and has the expertise and experience to add value to their performance.

EQUANS is also one of just four companies in the FM sector to have achieved Platinum status in the Sustainable FM Index (SFMI). Run by Acclaro Advisory, the SFMI considers a wide range of criteria, across environmental, social and governance areas, in assessing the overall sustainability performance of FM service providers.

How are we helping?

Below we explore some of the technologies, partnerships and innovations which we are already working on to help decarbonise UK communities & businesses.

Webinar: Building Greener Communities

Video: a low-carbon future at former coal plant


Find out more about how the wider ENGIE Group is also contributing to the UK's Net-Zero transition:

Power Purchase Agreements - unlocking the benefits of low-carbon generation
ENGIE's Ocean Winds JV - Constructing 950MW Scottish Offshore Wind capacity