The Greater West Programme is the biggest investment since Brunel built the railway over 150 years ago. It incorporates the electrification of the line and other discrete route modernisation projects to enhance the railway. Action Sustainability’s task was to set the sustainability strategy and embed it into the everyday workings of this complex project. Originally the Great Western Electrification Programme, the programme then increased considerably in size to become the Great Western Route Modernisation Programme. The consultancy team worked to elevate the strategy and processes to this new scope to ensure a consistent approach, which incorporated best practice from across the industry. A significant aspect was working with the programme areas and supply chain to strategically embed sustainability requirements into their packages and then to deliver against these.
A team of Action Sustainability consultants were embedded into the Safety and Sustainable Development team over 4 years, working with senior leadership to:
Due to the embedded expert support of the Action Sustainability consultancy team, the programme has benefitted from: