Sustainability Strategy

EnvThemePage_Hero.jpgThe sustainability strategy for delivering Crossrail sets out the key sustainability themes that are material to delivery of the project and identifies key performance indicators to be used to track performance. The strategy adopts a holistic approach, taking a balanced view on environmental, social and economic performance. Whereas many projects have focused on the environmental aspects of sustainability, Crossrail is addressing issues of supply chain and small and medium enterprise engagement, supply chain risk management, local employment, skills and training, and ensuring that opportunities are not confined to the southeast of England.

This paper published by the ICE will be of particular interest to client organisations responsible for national infrastructure but also provides valuable information for designers and construction professionals. The paper starts by providing a brief description of the scope of the project then describes how sustainability has been built into the delivery of the project, the governance structure and how performance is measured. Examples are provided of some of the key enablers and tools used on the project.

Sustainability Documents:

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Sustainability Strategy

Topic area: Sustainability Strategy

The sustainability strategy for delivering the Crossrail programme sets out the key sustainability themes that are material to delivery of the project and identifies key performance indicators to be used to track performance. The strategy adopts a holistic approach, taking a balanced view on environmental, social and e...

26/02/2016 Good Practice Document

Delivering Crossrail, UK: a holistic approach to sustainability

Topic area: Sustainability Strategy

This paper, published in the ICE Journal Engineering Sustainability provides a description of the scope of Crossrail, the importance of defining sustainability in the project’s strategy, how sustainability has been built into the delivery of the project, the governance structure employed and how performance is me...

03/08/2015 Journal Publication

Social Sustainability Working Group Terms of Reference

Topic area: Employment and Skills

A joint Social Sustainability Working Group was first established in 2014. The participants were Crossrail staff and Tier 1 contractor representatives involved in the day-to-day management of Social Sustainability [1] issues at site level, including implementation of Crossrail requirements relating to: Strategic Labou...

27/09/2016 Good Practice Document

Apprenticeships

Topic area: Employment and Skills

This case study outlines the apprenticeship initiatives adopted by Crossrail as part of its Skills and Employment Strategy, including imposition of contractually-binding apprenticeship targets. It describes some of the main characteristics of contractors’ apprenticeship arrangements and explains how Crossrail’s pri...

27/09/2016 Case Study