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Skanska

Rating: Gold

The firm has employed sophisticated renewable energy techniques such as a natural ‘heatloop’ system at an NHS hospital in Derbyshire and the installation of 2,800 energy piles at 1 Kingdom Street in Paddington, London. The company has saved 3,250 tonnes of CO2.

Its corporate car ownership scheme has been expanded to offer employees up to £2,000 worth of extras including satellite navigation systems and heated seats if they purchase an environmentally friendly car. The company now has deals with Toyota and BMW and is aiming for 50 per cent of its fleet to be green by 2010.

Jennifer Clarke, director of sustainability at Skanska, says that cutting corporate energy use needs to be regarded as “just good business sense”.

Staff: 5,000

Annual turnover: £1.48 million

Highlights: Engineering and construction firm Skanska has a carbon footprint of 70,641 tonnes of CO2 and reports against the Carbon Disclosure Project and other carbon printing tools including the Environment Agency Calculator.

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