We strongly believe that it is our responsibility to make better, more sustainable choices now, that meet the needs of our clients whilst trying to avoid compromising the world we leave behind for future generations.
Some of the innovations we are testing today have the power to transform the way we deliver temporary traffic management in the future. Sustainability goes beyond the obvious reduction in carbon emissions and cleaner air initiatives. Our approach also includes supporting diverse and resilient communities any way we can; finding faster, safer ways of guiding traffic around roadworks; and investing in up-coming technology to promote more economic vitality in areas of sustainability.
We believe our planet’s resources should be used conservatively and responsibly, and our focus should be on finding viable ways to manage without them in the long-term and mitigate the consequences of their overuse.
Our approach to sustainability
As part of our Lean practices we aim to find increasing value for our client’s in our processes and procedures. We also assess ways in which we can make better choices for the planet at every stage of a project too. We do this by using our waste hierarchy:
We also provide opportunities for our employees encouraging behaviours like:
- Cutting down on food waste
- Recycling paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and cans
- Opting for reusable food and drink containers
- Saving water by making sure taps are turned off
- Conserving energy by turning off electrical equipment and lights not currently in use
- Increasing awareness of environmental sustainability through training opportunities
We have championed several sustainable innovations across our business, working in collaboration with our clients, partners and supply chain. For example:
- We are embedding 3.5 tonne electric roadworks vehicles as the mainstay of our fleet, the study results show a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, particulate matter and nitrates
- We are testing more sustainable power-sources by swapping single-use batteries and fuel-powered generators for re-chargeable batteries and solar-power
- We now use paperless systems for transparent contract management and health and safety reporting. Going paper-free helps cut down on deforestation and pollution, finds efficiency through automation and improves file integrity and security