Cake Industries take a proactive and serious approach to sustainability issues, and acknowledges the ongoing climate emergency. We endeavour to reduce our material use by careful design fully integrated into the manufacturing process and (where possible) the use of materials with lower embodied carbon content, and will work with our clients to understand alternative approaches that may satisfy their brief in a more sustainable way.

We are one of the first manufacturers to provide embodied carbon dioxide calculations as part of our drawing approval package, to allow clients and architects to make informed decisions about the embodied carbon content of their structures. Embodied carbon dioxide is a measure of the carbon dioxide emitted during the mining, processing and production of the raw materials. More details can be found here:

Cake Industries is a signatory to “Structural Engineering Declares a Climate Emergency” (, and provides free introductory CPD sessions on embodied carbon dioxide to interested practices.

Cake Industries can assist you to create embodied carbon dioxide assessments of design projects, including upfront and lifecycle assessment and consultancy on its use as a design tool.

Sustainability Policy

We commit to:

  1. Work closely with our clients and collaborators to minimise the environmental impact of our projects.
  2. Include a report covering the embodied carbon dioxide content of the materials used in the design package for every project.
  3. Set annual targets for the reduction of embodied carbon dioxide within our projects.
  4. Minimise the production of waste by careful design, and maximise the reuse and recycling of waste and by products of the manufacturing process.
  5. Minimise our energy use within the production facility, and ensure that energy used is procured from companies promoting the use of renewable sources.
  6. Source responsibly from small and local suppliers to reduce transportation emissions.