VolkerHighways joins Greener Highways

Earlier this year, VolkerHighways joined Greener Highways which supports our vision of being a sustainable and innovative provider of choice for highways and infrastructure services. In addition, Mike Hale, business development manager for VolkerHighways, has become a steering board member of the group. We believe, by supporting Greener Highways, we can collectively, with other Greener Highways members, make a difference in the communities we work in; by investing in cleaner, more sustainable and carbon reduction alternatives.

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Greener Highways is a membership organisation set up to unite the highways sector in the battle against the ongoing climate crisis. It aims to aid the sector with the education and implementation of sustainable initiatives, products, services and operations across the highways sector.

In order to achieve this, Greener Highways showcases the contributions of its members towards a cleaner, greener future. Greener Highways aims to tackle the climate emergency, by looking at areas such as energy, transport, wildlife and waste, with a further aim to build best practice relationships between businesses to encourage faster changes towards long-term sustainability.

VolkerHighways is a committed partner of Greener Highways and believe our contributions and targets highlighted in our sustainability framework, ‘People, Planet, Purpose – a decade of action’, can help the industry become greener together. We aim to take all our stakeholders, including our supply chain and clients, on the road to net zero by 2035.

Jason Convey, head of HSEQS for VolkerHighways, said: “VolkerHighways is committed to improving both our working and living environments to ensure we become a nation that is driving towards the same net zero goals. We have already done a lot of work by trialling and implementing innovative solutions and cutting our carbon emissions. We are encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles, and we are proud to report that 93 percent of company cars currently on order are hybrid or fully electric.

We look forward to working with Greener Highways, and its partners, to continue our commitment to the environment and share what we already know, as well as to find new, alternative and sustainable solutions.”

Matt Lambert, general manager at Greener Highways, said: "We're delighted that VolkerHighways has opted to become a member of Greener Highways. To welcome a company and contractor of such standing is fantastic for our organisation and we look forward to collaborating with VolkerHighways as part of our programme for 2023 and beyond.

As Greener Highways continues to grow, and we work towards our goals, the support and contributions from a company like VolkerHighways only amplifies what we're doing. We're delighted to bring VolkerHighways into the fold, and especially delighted to see its commitment to a more sustainable future and how it can contribute to the continued development of Greener Highways."