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Environmental Policy and Objectives

Environmental Policy and Objectives

Environmental Statement

Crossrail received Royal Assent under the Crossrail Act 2008.  The Act was accompanied by an Environmental Statement (ES).  It comprises a main ES which was submitted alongside the Crossrail Bill in February 2005 and a number of additional volumes which were published between May 2005 and May 2007. 

The Crossrail ES was supported by a series of Specialist Technical Reports. 

Download the Environmental Statement

To request copies by email please contact our Helpdesk or submit a request to us by filling in the "Contact Us" form at the head of this page.

Environmental Minimum Requirements

The construction of Crossrail will be governed by the Environmental Minimum Requirements which comprise:

1. General Principles
2. The Construction Code
3. The Planning & Heritage Memorandum
4. The Environmental Memorandum

The EMR sets out the measures to control and manage environmental impacts which contractors and others working to build the railway will work under.  It was developed by Crossrail by working with the relevant Local Authorities and Statutory Agencies.

Download the Environmental Minimum Requirements.

Environment Policy

Our policy approach to the environment is set out in the Crossrail Environment Policy.

Download Crossrail Environmental Policy

Carbon Footprint Corporate Statement

Crossrail has a carbon footprint policy statement which sets out how we intend to reduce our carbon footprint.

Download Crossrail Carbon Footprint Policy

Environmental Objectives and Targets 2017-2018

We have set and are meeting our project specific Environmental Objectives for 2017-2018. Below are the key areas that we are focusing on in order to demonstrate our commitment to the environment.

  • Demonstrating compliance with our Environmental Minimum Requirements;
  • Promoting and sharing excellence in environmental management of construction;
  • Seeking ways to incorporate environmental opportunities within the works  for example looking at the performance of our stations and infrastructure against the industry-recognised standards of BREEAM and CEEQUAL;`
  • Implementing the waste hierarchy by achieving 90% (or greater) reuse or recycling of our construction and demolition waste and 95% (or greater) reuse or recycling of our clean excavated material and achieving at least 15% of the total value of our construction materials from reused or recycled content;
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of Crossrail, for example by setting a target to reduce construction energy by 8%;
  • Promoting a positive environmental culture throughout the Crossrail Programme to leave the legacy of an environmentally aware workforce.
  • Deliver a positive environmental legacy for the construction industry at the end of the project