CSJV Wins Environmental Award
7 December 2015
The Costain-Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) team working on the new Crossrail Bond Street station in central London has won a top environmental award.
CSJV took Bronze in the Environmental Best Practice category. The team was presented with its trophy and certificate at a presentation ceremony at the Houses of Parliament beating 500 other nominations in the same category.
Authored by Environment Manager, Melissa Wellings, and Graduate Environmental Advisor, Barry White, the CSJV submission was called ‘Environmental Awareness and Behavioural Change’. Melissa and Barry introduced a number of different methods to change the environmental behaviours of site operatives, the site team and management.
“The theory was that we would provide information and practical solutions which provide the team with the relevant information and awareness to form the basis of its everyday activities. It is statistically proven that this method is more effective in the long-term rather than preaching and imposing sanctions on those who don’t follow the rules. Such cases often have short-term impacts if not continually monitored and enforced,” said Melissa.
Melissa and Barry ‘changed behaviours’ through a number of initiatives, including the appointment of Environmental Champions, increasing observation reporting from site staff and the supply chain, launching campaigns, including a no (engine) idling on site, interactive exercises including spill response, toolbox talk proactive register and a comprehensive environmental training matrix, in addition to a SHE Risk Register and SHE calendar, to name but a few.
Bond Street Crossrail station will be directly connected to the neighbouring Tube station allowing passengers to interchange between Crossrail and London Underground services. When it opens in 2018 Crossrail will link the West End to Canary Wharf in 12 minutes, Stratford in 13 minutes and Heathrow in less than 30 minutes.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
For more information about the Green Apple Awards, please click here.
Pictured from left: Claire Davies, Environment Intern; Heather Bryant, Costain Community Relations Manager; Melissa Wellings, Costain Environment Manager; Stephen Hamilton, Traffic Marshall Supervisor and Barry White, Costain Graduate Environment Advisor.
Costain Communications Department