London’s new super sewer has been shortlisted in the Building/Infrastructure Project of the Year category at the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020.
The shortlisting recognises Tideway’s wide-ranging sustainability strategy, which covers everything from our employment targets for apprentices and ex-offenders to the way the project has raised money through green financing.
We also work to align our approach with several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as well as a number of innovative design solutions that reduce the project’s carbon footprint.
Last year, Tideway won first prize in the Sustainable mobility category, which recognised our commitment to move as much material by river – instead of by road – dramatically reducing our impact on congestion, air quality and vulnerable road users.
Roger Bailey, Tideway’s Chief Technical Officer, said: ‘To be shortlisted in these prestigious awards is a testament to the hard work of all the teams involved across the Tideway project – our contractors, supply chain and our marine operators.
‘Whether it’s by paying our workforce the London Living Wage, reducing cement usage through innovative design or through negotiating the largest green financing deal in sterling to date, everyone has played a part in showing that a major infrastructure project can deliver social value beyond its core purpose.’
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in February.