Waste

We strive to eliminate waste across our contracts and are determined to send zero non-hazardous waste to landfill by the end of 2015.

We seek ways to reduce and reuse materials, from food waste anaerobic digestion to reused materials. Waste reporting includes all activities undertaken within the Carillion Group and all geographical regions in which we operate. We collect data on waste diverted from landfill (e.g. waste reused and recycled thereby extending its lifecycle) from across our business units to produce an international total.

Waste produced and diverted from landfill

Waste produced 2,411,509 tonnes (2013: 1,141,246)

Waste diverted 2,278,712 tonnes (2013: 1,043,192)

In Oman, Carillion Alawi won the sustainability initiative for its ‘War On Waste’ campaign at the Construction Week Awards. The campaign, which targeted waste from offices, bar reinforcement, timber, polythene, rock breaking, excavation work, clothing, pallets and packing material, was commended for being a “simple yet very effective initiative which achieved great results” reducing waste to landfill by 55% over two years.

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Waste no more

The new Police headquarters at Niagara, Canada incorporated a basement secure parking area. The waste materials were turned into a resource and reused on site. Any spare was used locally, saving more than CA$1 million (£590,000).

On the Alberta Roads project, 400 tonnes of waste was diverted from landfill by stockpiling and reusing the aggregate, and lorry movements as well as carbon have all been reduced.

In Viking, Alberta, a vehicle salvage initiative is saving money and reducing waste. When one fleet vehicle is retired, the unit is kept as a donor vehicle to supplement the working fleet with parts and tyres. A single donor vehicle can often be used to maintain four or five others, saving up to CA$5,000 (£3,300) in replacement parts per vehicle.

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Greener railways

When the team at Cricklewood Railway Sidings reused 12,400 tonnes of virgin material, they saved £113,000 and diverted 99% of waste from landfill.

As part of the Thameslink programme at Cricklewood, a train-stabling facility was designed to crush on-site ballast throughout the project. The materials were reused in accordance with Carillion’s Material Use Plan to provide type 1 gravel and sand for use on the site.

This smart thinking avoided 650 return lorry journeys totalling 13,000km, reduced transport CO2 emissions by 10 tonnes and minimised the heavy-load impact on the local community.

In partnership with Network Rail’s supply chain, 100% of concrete sleepers are being reused, which is expected to save the project a further £176,000 and 400 tonnes of embodied carbon.

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CEO Environmental Sustainability Award to Chipping Campden Cutting Reactive Works

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£1 million saved using site and accommodation cabins as opposed to new buildings at the Royal Liverpool Hospital

95% of waste diverted from landfill

Carillion is consistently and constructively responsive to the Thameslink programme sustainability agenda and is an active participant in sustainability activities, initiatives and forums. They’ve developed several best practice case studies of an innovative nature, including that of the LED lights, which has already been shared with another part of Network Rail bringing wider benefit to the business. Overall they have a proactive can-do approach to environmental and sustainability matters that instils strong confidence in their ability to deliver against our sustainability agenda.”

Annamarie Compton, Environment Manager, Network Rail

Sustainability Initiative Award for Carillion Alawi’s ‘War On Waste’ which reduced waste to landfill by 55% over two years

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