The environmental efforts of Alstom Transport and Haz Environmental have been recognised at the prestigious Rail Business Awards, with a Highly Commended certificate in the Environmental Innovation category.
Alstom, which maintains trains on the West Coast Main Line is committed to environmental improvement, and is well on the way to fulfilling its objectives for waste management innovation by reducing its waste, focusing on recycling and eliminating waste to landfill.
Alstom introduced and successfully implemented a programme of efficient recycling and waste to energy conversion at its Midlands Traincare Depot, Oxley, Wolverhampton, which it has now started to roll out to its other depots.
Haz Account Manager for Alstom, Sue Hall, says: “The team at Wolverhampton have shown real determination and commitment in achieving their environmental objectives. They have such a positive attitude and always do what they commit to.
We have developed an excellent relationship with Alstom over the past few years and it was a particularly proud moment for me to be standing alongside such a professional organisation to receive the award.
“We can see from the continued development and investment Alstom is putting into reducing waste and environmental innovation at all its sites, that it will not be a surprise to see them winning more awards.”
Alstom Lead Buyer Paul Crowley says “Engaging Haz Environmental to manage our waste, has reduced our waste disposal costs and increased our recycling at our Alstom Transport facilities, and it has certainly been a win-win experience. Their detailed understanding of our various waste streams and recyclables coupled with their expertise on issues such as waste transportation and landfill issues have enabled us to save costs in this important area of business. Haz Environmental provide a professional waste management service which has assisted Alstom Transport to retain our ISO 14001 and obtain a number of national awards including the silver award for recycling.”