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Civil Seven Carbon Footprint

 We are proud to announce that our operating emissions are only 0.4 tonnes of CO2 / f.t.e. per year. for three consecutive years

Our clients cause many times higher emissions in projects in the construction and use phases than we do during our design work. That is why we use validated templates to reduce the environmental impact in the design and construction phase of our designs. In 2024 we will have connected them to BIM so you know you can calculate your project footprint at the click of a button.

We are the initiator of research into deep-soil mixing – a soil improvement technology to improve the stability of rail embankments. This method uses less cement than other stability-enhancing measures of the track body and has a lower CO2 emission than lightweight fill materials and this opens up the possibility of using low emmssion cement substitutes. CO2 emissions are therefore one of the KPIs that we will be dashboarding and we set a target of 2000 tons CO2 per kilometre of reinforced embankment. In this way we can reduce emissions in the construction and demolition phase within the project. 

 A complete chain analysis can only be drawn up together with our clients. After all, it adds the data in the usage phase, for example through the effect of increasing the train speed. 

With high sense of responsibility towards the planet and future generations, at Civil Seven we are constantly seeking to reduce our environmental footprint. Thus, we are always trying to reduce CO2 emissions , and we urge our network to do the same.

Our business chain has been maximally optimized through a series of measures, such as office insulation, replacing airplane travel movements with high-speed train travel and online meetings and sharing our office with others in the evenings and weekends. 

100% of our employees, embracing the company’s environmental vision, come to the office by bicycle or train

Goals for the future

We are always seeking better ways for the future. Building high speed rail lines is a great ambition to beat our evil aviation brothers. But it takes time and money.
However, there is another way – without spending the whole day travelling… Civil Seven is investor in the European Sleeper project: luxury night trains to travel Europe without the damage caused by flying.

No more highways!

  • Finally, there is another important conclusion from the chain analysis of our business operations: At Civil Seven, taking another step towards green growth, we decided to stop undertaking new highway projects from 2021 onwards, and focus exclusively on public transport projects. We believe that if you participate in developing individual transport you can’t combine it with great CO2 performance or it’s just Greenwashing. So highways simply no longer fit within our sustainability ambitions. 

At Civil Seven we feel the mission!



Feel free to read our full carbon emissions reports including our initiatives below:

You can find our ‘chain analysis’ for rail embankment improvement here:

Civil Seven chain analysis report for Rail track embankment improvement MKI and carbon chain analysis
(Note during the tender period with client ProRail, this analysis has been temporarily been removed)