All of United Civil’s purchased electricity is certified climate positive wind, hydro, or solar.
Electric Vehicle Trial
In 2023, United Civil purchased two BYD Long Range Atto 3’s to test the use of electric vehicles in our business.
Main Office Charging
United Civil has one DC and three AC electric vehicle chargers at our main Whangarei office.
Idling Targets Set
Idling times of our heavy and light fleet is tracked with telematics, company-wide targets have been set to minimise unnecessary fuel use.
Start Light Fleet Conversion to Electric SUVs
At the end of 2023, United Civil will have seven electric vehicles in our fleet.
As more electric vehicles are added to our fleet, United Civil will provide at-home charging solutions for our employees.
Focus on Additional Sustainability Development Goals
United Civil will broaden its current sustainability strategy to encompass further focus areas from the UN’s SDGs, such as waste management, social sustainability and water usage.
Energy Efficiency Initiatives
We are continually working to reduce our overall energy usage through energy conservation best practice; carpooling, avoiding unnecessary travel, design considerations, and reducing material double handling are just a few of our initiatives, with more coming in the future.
Project Level Reporting
By 2025, United Civil will be able to offer carbon inventory reporting at a project level.
Continue Light Fleet Conversion To Electric Utes
From 2030 onwards, we anticipate United Civil will transition the balance of its light felt to electric utes, as more construction specific EV’s arrive on the New Zealand market.
Heavy Vehicle Decarbonisation
Converting our heavy fleet to low-carbon alternatives is the largest unknown of our decarbonisation plan. Low carbon alternatives are likely to be hydrogen or battery powered.