The Green Line is Crossrail’s environmental award scheme. It rewards individuals and teams on our construction sites who go above and beyond their day-to-day jobs in tackling environmental issues and encourages great environmental communication on all our sites to support environmental best practice.
Green Line Recognition Scheme
Crossrail recognises that improving environmental performance means helping everyone involved to understand what needs to be done and providing the motivation to do it. The Green Line Recognition Scheme aims to recognise and reward contracts that engage with and support their teams to promote better environmental behaviour. It also aims to promote continual improvement by maintaining the performance and sharing successes.
The scheme is aimed at communicating environmental information to everyone working on the project – to provide both the knowledge of what needs to be done and the motivation to do it. Recognition is provided to sites who go above and beyond their day-to-day jobs to encourage great environmental communication to support environmental best practice. Contractors that continue to promote great environmental behaviour following receipt of Green Line recognition go on to receive commendation. Two contracts achieved a commendation - Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture (Thames Tunnel contract), for their work in encouraging operatives to become involved in environmental inspections and Costain Skanska Joint Venture for their work in encouraging subcontractors working on the Mile End and Eleanor Street shafts to carry out environmental inspections and complete environmental observation cards.
In total 20 Crossrail Contractors have achieved the Green Line. These are:
- C310 Hochtief/Murphy at Thames Tunnel
- C336 Costain at Paddington New Yard
- C340 Vinci Construction at Victoria Dock Portal
- C350 Morgan Sindall at Pudding Mill Lane
- C360 Costain/Skanska at Mile End and Eleanor Street Shafts
- C405 Costain/Skanska at Paddington
- C410 Bam Nuttal/Ferrovial Agroman/Kier at Tottenham Court Road, Fisher Street and Bond Street
- C411 Costain/Skanska at Bond Street Station
- C412 Costain/Skanska at Bond Street Station
- C422 Laing O'Rourke at Tottenham Court Road Station
- C430 Laing O’Rourke/Strabag at Farringdon Station
- C435 Bam Nutall Ltd/Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd/Kier Construction Ltd
- C501 BAM Nuttal/Kier at Liverpool Street
- C502 Laing O’Rourke at Liverpool Street
- C503 Vinci Construction at Liverpool Street Station
- C510 Alpine-BeMo/Belfour Beatty at Whitechapel and Liverpool Street
- C511 BAM Nuttal/Kier at Whitechapel
- C512 Balfour Beatty/Morgan Sindall at Whitechapel
- C610 ATC JV at Systemwide Main works
- Berkeley Homes at Woolwich Station Box
These construction teams have shown a high level of commitment by regularly showing support from leadership, providing environmental guidance and decision making and engaging and raising awareness amongst staff.
Green Systems Recognition Scheme
Crossrail has been working on updating the original Green Line scheme to reflect the changing nature of works on the programme and will be launching the Green Systems scheme this financial year which is tailored towards railway systems contractors and the interfaces with other contractors.
Crossrail Sustainability Awards – 2016
The Crossrail Sustainability Awards for 2016 were aimed at rewarding construction teams who ‘go beyond standard practice’ in sustainability performance and tackling issues.
In the environment category there were two winners and two highly commended entrants. They were:
Innovation Winners -C610 Systemwide Main works Alstom, TSO, Costain JV - for their Non-Road Mobile Machinery. To tackle air pollution in London, they have met EU emissions standards by working with their suppliers to either retrofit or install particle filters in their engines.
Innovation Highly commended - C510 Liverpool and Whitechapel Street station tunnels Balfour Beatty Morgan Vinci JV - Nonex trial and C405 Paddington station, Costain Skanska JV - Environmental BIM layers
Engagement Winners - C412 Bond Street station - Costain Skanska JV for World Class Noise Management combining physical control measures, effective planning and community engagement.
Engagement Highly Commended - Taylor Woodrow - using innovative ways to educate and increase reporting of hazards at Old Oak Common.
Through all these mechanisms the Environment Team can capture all the great environmental work that is being carried out on site and truly leave a sustainable legacy that we can share with other large projects in the future.