A fossil-free construction project driving social and environmental sustainability

The Zero Emission project, conducted by a global automotive manufacturer, ISS Sweden and several collaboration partners, demonstrates the benefits of sustainable practices on the environment and the workers' well-being, emphasising the need for appropriate infrastructure to support such practices. 


Our client, a global automotive manufacturer, and ISS Sweden, together with several collaboration partners, have conducted a fossil-free construction project called Zero Emission.

The project took place at the client’s headquarters without any use of fossil fuels, which typically require heavy gasoline- and diesel-powered machinery. Everything from excavation to material transport and asphalt cutting was carried out using electric tools, machines, and vehicles.

The difference for us who work with the machines was like night and day.

 Pejman Roshan, Operations Manager at ISS Sweden

In addition to the climate-related benefits, the partners also discovered that the working environment itself was positively affected, with factors such as lower noise level and better air quality standing out. "The difference for us who work with the machines was like night and day,’’ says Pejman Roshan, Operations Manager at ISS Sweden. ‘’No noise or diesel-smelling clothes after an intensive workday. The Zero Emission project proved how broad an impact fossil-free solutions can have. It does more than helping to save the planet, although that is telling enough."

The right infrastructure was a critical success factor for the project. In this case, charging stations were available for direct connection in the worksite, which was a prerequisite for the project to be carried out safely and sustainably. "We hope that this success story can inspire more companies and relevant partners to take the next step towards a fossil-free society,‘’ says Andreas Thorling, CEO of ISS Sweden. ‘’Initiatives like these are the future, and the collaboration with our client is a typical example of the driving force needed for society to be able to transition to 100% fossil-free."