[3/22/2019] A Eurovia consortium in Île-de-France is awarded the Environmental Excellence label
Avenue Robert Schuman is a key artery in the city of Coupvray as it provides access to many hotels and the Marne-la-Vallée Chessy train station, used both by high-speed and commuter rail networks. Accordingly, project-related road closures were minimised, and the teams worked at night to facilitate changeovers and asphalting operations.
The works were conducted in accordance with optimised earthworks planning so as to minimise waste discharge along with use of recycled matter, which accounted for 62% of materials used in the project.
This approach was rewarded with the teams’ being awarded the ‘Environmental Excellence’ certification label on February 1, 2019 for their exemplary management of waste products and recycling. The ‘Environmental Excellence’ label was created by Eurovia in May 2016 to recognise initiatives that help protect the environment at worksites and to foster employee involvement in these initiatives. The label is awarded following an internal audit process based on an evaluation grid featuring 44 criteria that must all be met. In addition to sharing the basic attributes required for achieving Environmental Excellence, all projects must identify one or more features that meet specific requirements with regard to exemplary environmental management.