The Carillion Sustainability Strategy concentrates on six positive outcomes:
1. Lead the way in our sector
2. Enable low-carbon economies
3. Protect the environment
4. Build a successful business
5. Support sustainable communities
6. Provide better prospects for our people
The strategy aims to further build on Carillion's strong track record in sustainability and supports their goal to become the leading sustainable support services company.
Nottingham's Local Education Partnership (LEP) is making
a concerted effort to be as sustainable as possible by building its
own policies around the strategy, with several schools establishing
a renewable fuel supply chain.
Not only that, but works completed at Woodthorpe Grange Park have also seen the introduction of a sedum roof to its golf pavilion and café kiosk. The building has been designed to complement the park surroundings and the roof is set to encourage plants to grow, birds to visit and of course, use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.
Southwark Primary School has also incorporated sustainability into its curriculum in a major way through a number of eco-features that are built around the school's daily life. These include natural ventilation in all teaching areas and a rainwater harvesting system used to flush the school's toilets. The school also has brown and green roof areas, composting bins and a wind turbine amongst other eco practices.
Southwark wholly encourages best practice in terms of education, building, design and sustainability and is set to adopt even more green measures in future.
The team at Big Wood School aimed to make Nottingham City Council's zero carbon city vision a reality through its innovative approaches to waste management, energy monitoring and carbon and water reduction. The project fully engaged not only the students, but also the wider community, proving that the vision of zero carbon schools is supported by Nottingham residents.
Nottingham's LEP also works closely with local businesses, providing better prospects and job opportunities for local people.
To date (April 2013) it has provided 148 placements for 115 apprentices as well as offering further apprenticeships within the Carillion supply chain. Nottingham LEP also works closely with Business in The Community, Framework and The Prince's Trust and its partnership with JobCentre Plus has meant that we are one of the first organisations to register to be involved in 'Get Britain Working.'