Carbon Management and Strategies for Net Zero

The Engineering Construction Industry will play a key role in providing the technical design, construction and project management skills to deliver large scale decarbonisation projects. However the ECITB recognise that companies will also be working to align themselves to their own internal net zero targets. Many companies are building strategies, setting targets and making changes to identify and reduce their emissions, moving their business towards net zero.

The ECITB know that for many this is a new and emerging area and we have therefore provided some links to potentially helpful information and courses available.

Referenced in the government’s industrial decarbonisation strategy, ISO 50001 is the international standard for energy management systems. It is also a route to ESOS compliance.

The British Standards Institute (BSI) offer some useful courses for different levels of organisations to understand the requirements of the ISO standard.


ISO 50005 is under development and is intended to help SMEs by allowing implementation of energy management systems in a step by step process.

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ECITB will consider funding employees of in-scope employers to attend these courses.

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol supplies greenhouse gas accounting standards tools and training. A link to the training offered can be found below.

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ECITB will consider funding employees of in scope employers to attend these courses.

The SME climate hub offers some tools and resources specifically targeted to help SMEs take steps towards climate action

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The SBTi provides guidance by sector to help with the setting of science based targets. Guidance is currently available for the power sector and guidance for oil and gas is due in 2021

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