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Hanson receives Highways Agency sustainability award

Hanson Contracting has received an award from the Highways Agency (HA) recognising its achievements in delivering sustainable construction solutions.

The award is part of the HA’s new supplier recognition scheme and is the first time it has given an award to acknowledge a suppliers’ performance and customer service.

The Delivering sustainable value and solutions award, received by Hanson Contracting, recognises suppliers that have integrated environmental, social, economic and management aspects of sustainable development into the delivery of HA contracts.

Hanson’s performance, which includes its commitment to developing new products, reducing energy consumption and waste, as well as engaging with people and communities, was acknowledged by the HA in making the award.

Martin Crow, Hanson’s head of environment and sustainability, said: “It is great that the steps we have taken to embed sustainability in everything we do have been recognised by the HA. We have worked hard to ensure we provide a balance of the most efficient service delivery, while minimising adverse impacts upon the local community and environment.

“As well as over-achieving on our targets to cut waste to landfill, this last year has also seen the introduction of over 500 energy-saving ideas to reduce carbon emissions and leading to over £1.5 million a year savings in energy costs. Most significant to this award, was the launch of Hanson ERA, our new energy reducing asphalt which reduces the level of carbon emissions associated with asphalt production for road laying by up to 50 per cent. It also enhances durability and improves health and safety for the workforce and travelling public.

“Receiving this award demonstrates that the HA understands the contribution that ERA can make to low energy asphalt production in the future.”

Hanson Contracting shares the Delivering sustainable value and solutions award with Balfour Beatty.
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