It’s been a busy 30 days to say the least for Greener Highways.
Just a month after launch, the organisation has already welcomed an influx of full members, with another handful of eager sustainability focused businesses on the brink of membership.
It’s a reflection of where the sector currently stands on sustainability, with members aligned with Greener Highways’ goal of accelerating the decarbonisation of the entire sector. If the current joining rate continues, Greener Highways will see over 100 members in 2022. An extraordinary prospect.
A major achievement of Greener Highways’ inaugural month is World Land Trust (WLT) partnership. Corporate partners, Greener Highways will donate to the David Attenborough endorsed WLT for every member that joins the organisation.
World Land Trust
World Land Trust (WLT) pioneered the Buy an Acre concept of buying land for conservation, starting in 1989, and has, since then, funded ground-breaking habitat protection for more than 30 years, with an impressive track record of achievements.
World Land Trust and its overseas project partners have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of more than 2,350,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats, and together ensure that more than five million acres of land is managed under active protection worldwide.
With membership increasing on average less than every 3 days, the initial impact of Greener Highways is clear for all to see.
2022 brings opportunity and with a number of initiatives in place, the road to a greener future is in front of us all.
Greener Highways is looking forward to driving community engagement, further charitable contribution and continuing to unite the sector as we strive towards crucial environmental targets.
Here’s what Greener Highways newest members had to say about joining the organisation:
Sam Drew, Business Director, R&C Williams said: “Our industry is emissions heavy, and now is the time for us to start working together to achieve net zero. Being a member of an organisation dedicated to industry best practice, education, collaboration and importantly, action is just one step we’re taking.”
Anna Howe, Director of Triangle Software added: “Climate change is an incredibly relevant and urgent topic at this time, and we want to do our part to ensure we contribute to the wider efforts needed to combat this global issue.”
Upon joining, Crown Highways MD Mike Dale commented: “We are very proud to be joining Greener Highways and will support the community by sharing our experiences and knowledge for the greater good and making a difference for future generations.”
Mike Saunders, MD of Re-flow also added: “Since its inception, Re-flow has always been committed to sustainability and environmental issues. To be in such a privileged situation – where we can constantly make a difference – feels great. Becoming a part of Greener Highways was the next step in that journey.”
Following Chevron TM’s membership announcement, Head of ESG Jamie Bowen said: “The urgency of the climate crisis is becoming increasingly apparent, and at the Chevron Group, we recognise that we need to set ambitious targets to take positive climate action. “We see our membership of Greener Highways as another tool in our armour to drive climate change, not just in our own organisation but across the wider industry.”
City TM MD Mat Field added: “As a business we have become more aware of the damage we are doing to our planet over the last few years carrying out accepted working methods day to day. I feel the time has come for us to not stand and watch, but to act and perform. Becoming a member of Greener Highways is part of that process.”
As Highway Traffic Management joined Greener Highways, Business Director Marcus Casey told us: “Joining Greener Highways is the next logical step for us to ensure that we are a part of the driving force that draws attention to the importance of sustainability and environmental care within our industry. We hope that this is the opportunity to ensure that these actions are implemented across the industry and that change is visible.”
Latest member Amberon, via Head of HSEQ Jeff Quimby echoed the sentiments of the organisations other members: “We see joining Greener Highways as an opportunity to share best practice and learning opportunities with our industry peers. We are proud of the significant progress we have made in reducing our carbon footprint but acknowledge there is still lots more we can do.”
It’s clear to see that the awareness of environmental health is ever growing and with every joining member, Greener Highways and the entire highways sector is accelerating the decarbonisation of the entire sector.
Find out here how your business can lend weight to the cause and create the tipping effect needed for permanent change.