Delivering transport benefits while creating an overall positive impact on community and environment
Our environmental strategy
By its very nature as a sustainable transport project Thameslink Programme contributes to wider principles of sustainable development. However, whilst it was primarily governed by its legal and planning commitments, which sets a minimum level of sustainability requirements, the programme committed to go above its legal compliance. It achieved this through:
- Sustainable Development Policy – which had a vision to ‘deliver transport benefits to budget that represents value for money and creates an overall positive impact on the community and the environment’
- Sustainability Strategy – which set out the 20 environmental, social and economic sustainability objectives and targets that the programme would deliver.
Project & Contract Management
Thameslink Programme implemented a robust framework to monitor the delivery of its sustainability commitments. Our Sustainable Development Policy and sustainability objectives and requirements are embedded within our ISO14001 certified Environment Management System and cascaded across our programme and supply chain via our contracts and procurement process. Each of our TLP projects and suppliers are required to develop and deliver a Sustainability Delivery Statement (SDS’s) which sets out how they will meet TLP’s sustainability objectives and targets that are relevant to their work scope.
Network Rail project teams and suppliers developed their SDS together through collaborative sustainability workshops facilitated by the TLPs Consents, Sustainability and Property (CSP) team. Regular reviews of our sustainability performance were also undertaken with our project teams, suppliers and executive leaders to monitor delivery, compliance and performance and drive continual improvement and best practice. Our CEEQUAL commitment was a specific contract requirement that we used as a tool to drive and measure our sustainability performance.