Actions for nature

There are many positive actions that buildings and infrastructure companies can take to promote nature and biodiversity. The following inspiration ranges in complexity and scale – from actions to keep pace with competitors, and actions to get ahead of the curve with innovation, to actions to change the system for the better.

To decide which actions best fit your business, first map your biodiversity impact areas (from raw material production to end-of-life, scoring them ‘high’ to ‘low’ impact). Once you’ve determined where to focus your efforts, take inspiration from the actions we have detailed here.

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Tap with water rushing out of it
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Pollution
Actively seek to minimise your water footprint
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Pollution
Use the Routemap for Zero Avoidable Waste in Construction
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Invasive species
Be mindful of where you source stock from for landscaping and other projects
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Climate change
Become a Business Champion for CO2nstructZero
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Deforestation next to lake
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Over-exploitation
Build transparency into your supply chain
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Pollution
Consider waste swap schemes
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Hands planting plants
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Pollution
Engage with your workforce on innovation ideas
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Termites
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Change in land use
Engage with local nature recovery strategies
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Climate change
Explore alternative fuels
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Wind turbines in a field
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Climate change
Have a comprehensive routemap to net zero
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Change in land use
Integrate nature-based solutions into projects
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Canopy of forest
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Change in land use
Take a measured approach to using safe, effective and sustainable timber
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