VolkerHighways wins environmental award

VolkerHighways is delighted to have been awarded a Green Apple Environmental Award for its Bath and North East Somerset highways infrastructure contract.

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The award recognises the contract’s effort towards setting up and operating in a sustainable way, providing ongoing respect and benefit to the local community and environment.

The award applauded the contract on its sustainability credentials with focus on their new low carbon office development, which has produced an 89% carbon reduction. This includes the installation of 132 solar panels and six EV charging points. The team has also made ecological enhancements such as the installation of a bat house and mixture of bird and bat boxes. They are also using a range of low carbon patching solutions, such as thermal road repair, across roads in Bath and North East Somerset.

The Green Apple Awards began in 1994, and are organised by The Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environmental group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

The award will be presented to the team at a prestigious ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 20 November.

Jason Convey, Head of HSEQS for VolkerHighways, said: “The award is testament to our ongoing collaborative relationship with Bath and North East Somerset Council and the VolkerHighways team who do not stand still. Thanks to the Council’s buy-in on low carbon alternatives, we have achieved a depot that produces 89% less carbon. We hope to see the industry follow suit.”