We are committed to creating an environment, whether by the schemes we deliver, or the projects we select, that make a lasting difference to environmental, social and economic sustainability. We adopt best environmental practice across our operations by reducing our consumption of non-renewable resources, investing in green technology, materials and processes, and managing our carbon and water footprint for the benefit of future generations.
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According to a recent report produced by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, humanity is at a crossroads: we must take action to allow nature to recover and slow its “accelerating decline.” In less than 50 years, wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds as humanity continues to burn forests, over-fish seas, and destroy wild areas.
Plantlife works nationally and internationally to save threatened plants and fungi. Owning nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland, and Wales, a team of dedicated conservation experts work with landowners, businesses, conservation organisations, community groups and governments to save the rarest flora and fungi, whilst ensuring that more familiar species continue to thrive.
As a Plantlife Patron, Ringway can tap into Plantlife’s expertise to look at our practices from a fresh perspective, supporting our clients by offering them a tailored solution to biodiversity and highway verge management. We recognise the potential impact that our services have on local habitats and are keen to maximise the positives – improving the way in which we identify and manage habitats that we are responsible for maintaining, upskilling our employees and partners, and working collectively to understand how our skills and experience can add value locally.
Maggie Hall, Group CR & Sustainability Advisor said:
“One of the issues facing wildlife is the fragmentation of habitats, but the great thing about road verges is they are natural corridors. We have a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact on biodiversity by working with Plantlife and our clients to review verge management practices. Managed correctly, road verges not only provide a vital refuge for pollinators and other wildlife, they can bring additional benefits such as flood risk management, improved air quality and enhanced wellbeing for road users.”
We support our supply chains' efforts to achieve excellence by collaborative working shared training and improvement workshops. We encourage constructive feedback through our 360 degree review process Q21.
Where a step change in quality or other aspects of performance is required, our Category Managers develop a structured performance improvement plan – linked to Prince2 project management methodology and objectives – and we work with supply chain members to achieve them.
Ringway holds its own client forums twice a year, involving local authority customers in a seminar-style event. As well as developing our relationships with clients, these events facilitate networking between local authorities and are used to discuss industry topics that affect us all.
As well as developing our relationships with clients, these events specifically facilitate networking between local authorities and are used to discuss industry topics that affect us all.
We expect our supply chain to use responsibly sourced materials, products and equipment, and to work with us to improve our performance year on year and to collect the carbon data necessary to monitor this.
Eurovia UK supports the United Nations Global Compact and Modern Slavery Act and we expect our supply chain to accepted these principles respecting human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
Our approach to sustainable supply chain management and ethical trading is clear: