SUSTAINABILITY

AT OUR CORE

LMS Highways Ltd recognises that within our industry we produce a large amount of Co2 and have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities along with offsetting carbon as we find our way to being carbon neutral.

In 2021 National Highways formally known as Highways England announced its ambitious new carbon plan that will see it rapidly cut carbon from road construction, maintenance and operations, and support the transition to zero emission vehicles.

Contractors and suppliers will be required to act by making commitments to reduce carbon year-on-year by using the latest technologies, so that by 2040 all road maintenance and construction carried out on the Strategic Road Network will be net-zero.

OFFSETTING

From 2021 LMS Highways has offset their Co2 produced by planting trees with Treeapp. View our live counter below.

Treeapp is a global tree planting organisation, operating sites across with world and has received recognition from a number of international newspapers and Sir David Attenborough.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY & CARBON REDUCTION PLAN

Our efforts are not just focused on offsetting, we have sustainability action plans in place to reduce the carbon we produce as a company and positively impact people. Below are some examples.

Environment

Responding to climate change and managing our impact on the environment.

Materials

Choosing the right material, LMS Highways have been creating their own concrete mix which will be produce less carbon due to not being imported from abroad, requires fewer concrete finishers and less/no heating needed to install therefore less contractors commuting to site and no more diesel-powered heaters on site.

Waste

Producing less waste and choosing waste disposal sub-contractors which recycle 100% of the concrete waste we produce.

Communities

Positively impact communities by improving wellbeing, providing sponsorships, local clean ups and supporting various eco projects around the world.

OUR JOURNEY TO NET ZERO

  • 2017

    In 2017 LMS Highways took their first steps forwards a more sustainable future by purchasing the first hybrid vehicle within the fleet.

  • 2019

    2019 saw the addition of two more eco-friendly vehicles in their fleet with another hybrid and one full electric car. Along with these we installed our own office-based pod point vehicle charger.

    2019

  • 2020

    In early 2020 LMS Highways achieved the ISO 14001:2015 accreditation which is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.

  • 2020

    All staff became home workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and LMS Highways made the decision to keep home working in place indefinitely due to its better work life balance for staff and because it helped to reduce the amount of carbon production we make as a company by removing the daily commute for all staff.

    2020

  • 2021

    In 2021 we began recording our carbon produced each year with the expectation that this would be later offset once we found a reputable and regulated company.

  • 2021

    In 2021 LMS Highways sold their large warehouse and office in Heathfield Industrial Estate and moved the head office into Cockington Court which holds multiple office spaces.

    2021

  • 2023

    2023 saw the start of our Co2 offsetting with carbon production being offset with Treeapp.

  • 2023/24

    Starting in 2023 LMS began the process to achieve PAS 2080 which is a global standard for managing infrastructure carbon, with the hopes to be fully accredited by 2024.

    2023/24

  • 2024 +

    As we transition towards the industry achieving Net Zero, LMS Highways are committed to reducing our own carbon outputs, and that of our supply chain. We will continue to offset our carbon where reduction is not currently possible, whilst striving for reducing our climate impact as much as possible