Civil Seven Carbon Footprint

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

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

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. 

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. 

Goals for 2021

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. Highways simply do not fit within our sustainability ambitions. 

At Civil Seven we feel the mission!