Sustainability Team of the Year honour for Avanti West Coast
On 22 September, Avanti West Coast's Responsible Business Team won the Sustainability Team of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2021.
The Responsible Business team’s success in achieving all its environmental targets, while promoting their Sustainability Strategy companywide, saw them win at the UK’s most prestigious green business awards.
Judges recognised the team for their “impressive track record and ambitious employee engagement and training programmes that have helped to embed sustainability at the heart of the business”.
Highlights which earned them this award include:
Creating the Sustainable Development Strategy titled ‘Our Responsible Plan’, which builds on four pillars – planet, people, customers and communities –with bold transformational goals to inspire the whole business
Rolling out their strategy through a virtual programme to their leadership team and to provide companywide engagement by enlisting the support of Avanti West Coast’s 30 Green Champions – individuals who help drive sustainability initiatives at a local level
Successfully transitioning the environmental management system (EMS) so that it could measure and track Avanti West Coast’s environmental performance and continue to meet the standard set by the International Organisation of Standardisations (ISO).