CO2 emissions have further decreased in the first half of 2021

Ballast Nedam is investing heavily in sustainability. The objective for 2021 is to achieve an 8% CO2 reduction compared to the reference year 2019. We are well on track.

In total, our footprint for the first half of 2021 has decreased by no less than 22% compared to our reference year 2019. This strong decrease is due to the purchase of 100% green electricity, electric cars, the effect of working from home due to COVID-19 and the sustainable measures taken on the projects.

Positive contribution

Ballast Nedam aims to be completely CO2 neutral by 2030. As a construction and development company, we believe that every project offers us the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the world of today and the future. The priorities and opportunities for improving Ballast Nedam's energy performance lie in reductions in mobility and the construction site.

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Investments

Ballast Nedam will take further steps in 2021 to make the equipment more sustainable and to use HVO fuel, such as in the Prinses Amaliahaven project. Leasing of electric cars has also been promoted. With success: in 2021 a total of 150 new electric lease cars were purchased, which is more than 30% of the total number of cars ordered in this year.

For the projects, we have invested in a shack with a solar foil roof, four electric tower cranes, a new environmentally friendly asphalt emulsion truck, a new 100% electric HAMM HW90 tridem roller compactor and fifty 600 Watt LED lamps to replace 50 x 2000 Watt lamps. To make our offices more sustainable, we are investing this year in more than 2,400 solar panels at the Ballast Nedam Materieel office in Almere.

In addition to these measures, we continue to challenge ourselves to further accelerate emission reductions within all our organisational units.