Wilde Consultants Ltd (WCL) has a long commitment to Environmental improvement, both in the manner that our business is run internally and in the ways in which we design for and support our clients externally.
We have been committed to improving our own performance and reducing our environmental impact year on year. We achieved accreditation to EN14001 in February 2012 and published our Environmental Policy setting out objectives, which have been revisited every year since. We have signed up to support ‘Engineers Declare’.
We recognise the urgency of the climate change agenda and as designers the role we can play in decarbonising the economy for a greener, more sustainable future.
Our Environmental Policy has served us well through the intervening years and it has seen us reduce consumables (such as paper by using improved document review methods) and also reduce energy through more efficient lighting, heating systems and vehicle use. We have encouraged the use of bicycles for travel to work by enabling and operating government cycle purchase schemes for employees and by investing in providing shower and change facilities at our offices.
We have for many years been involved in developing strategies and designs to provide improvements on such matters as flood risk, bio-diversity impact, materials reuse and recycling. This work started as far back as 1990 when we were engaged by several water utility companies to assist them with the strategic planning of drainage for major city conurbations aimed at improving river quality and reducing the risk of flooding.
We are focused on minimising the carbon emissions within our own offices and reducing the whole-life carbon of the buildings and infrastructure we design.
Our published pledge to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 can be obtained from the link below.
Carbon Reduction Plan (PDF)