Environment Webinar – The Green Line Environmental Behaviour Initiatives

Document type: Video
Author: Lorna Mellings BSc MSc CEnv MIEMA, Cathy Myatt MA MSc, Kenneth Hills
Publication Date: 02/03/2017

  • Abstract

    This is the fifth in the series of Crossrail Learning Legacy webinars focused on the Environment Theme.
    The Green Line is Crossrail’s environmental award scheme. It rewards individuals and teams on Crossrail’s construction sites who go above and beyond their day-to-day jobs in tackling environmental issues and encourages good environmental communication to promote better environmental behaviours and support environmental best practice.
    The Green Line Recognition Scheme was developed and adopted by Crossrail to incentivise contractors to concentrate on engagement and behaviour. There are no known examples of a similar scheme. This webinar will set out the approach that was taken and the lessons learned in terms of the promotion of positive environmental behaviour in the supply chain.

  • Authors

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    Lorna Mellings BSc MSc CEnv MIEMA - Crossrail Ltd

    Lorna is the Environmental Assurance Manager at Crossrail. She is responsible for programme wide environmental best practice through various fora such as the Environmental Managers Forum and she is responsible for the promotion of a positive environmental culture throughout Crossrail, through managing and developing the Green Line environmental engagement award scheme. Lorna also provides technical environmental advice to the business, specifically with regards to excavated material, contaminated land and ecology.

    Lorna joined Crossrail in 2008 as a Principal Environmental Planner having previously worked for Carillion on a number of national building projects and the Government’s Aspire Defence Project.


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    Cathy Myatt MA MSc - Crossrail Ltd

    Cathy Myatt is the Environment Manager at Crossrail.  She leads the environment function, with overall responsibility for assuring compliance with environmental requirements. Her involvement dates from 2003 and includes preparing and submitting the Environmental Statement and negotiation of environmental requirements through the parliamentary Select Committee. She designed and implemented the project’s EMS and was involved with the procurement and assurance of design and construction contracts.  She has also driven continual improvement on the project using mechanisms such as best practice fora, the Green Line Recognition Scheme and the supplier performance assurance process.  Cathy is also an Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck College, teaching on the MSc in Environment and Sustainability.


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    Kenneth Hills - Costain Skanska Joint Venture

    Kenneth has 10 years’ experience of acting as the Client, Principal Contractor and Enforcement Body working on complex infrastructure improvement schemes in the urban and rural settings. He has successfully developed and implemented Environmental/Sustainability strategies over regional and national area’s on award winning multi-billion pound tunnelling, railway, major civils and multdisplinary projects such as: HS2, Crossrail, East London Lime/North London Railway Improvement Programme (London Overground), Intercity Express Programme, Kings Cross Station Upgrade, 2012 Olympic, Stratford Station Upgrade. In addition acting as the Environmental Lead for Network Rail Maintenance Division ie. Routes: North East, East Anglia (incl:Essex) and Kent. Very strong understanding and knowledge of Environmental Legislation, Initiatives, ISO 14001 certification, PAS2080, ISO20400, responsible procurement and current sustainability issue’s. Other strong areas are Project Management, Stakeholder Relations and building high performing project teams.

  • Partners

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    Construction Industry Research and Information Association

    "The Crossrail Learning Legacy will provide CIRIA members and the wider industry with information and knowledge they can translate into good practice across future construction projects of any size or type."


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    Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment

    “Crossrail's environment and sustainability innovations offer our profession huge learning opportunities. At IEMA, we feel the legacy goes far beyond learning. This is about inspiration, direction and the power of what is possible.”