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APM Sustainability Award

Celebrate with us on 20 November 2023
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APM Sustainability Award

The winner of this category has now been announced. Congratulations to all our finalists in this category.

A unique award recognising organisations or individual projects that demonstrate environmental sustainability practices in the development and delivery of their projects.

We live and work in a world where climate change and its consequences are of increasing business and societal concern. The APM Sustainability Award recognises the commitment of organisations, project managers and their teams to run more sustainable, ethical, and environmentally friendly projects.

The APM Sustainability Award is given to the team whose approach to project delivery demonstrates the most effective use of project management and the greatest benefits and outcomes to end users whilst adopting strategies throughout the project cycle to minimise any negative impact on the environment and society.

We require entrants to the APM Sustainability Award to produce a submission (in English) of 1,500-2,500 (in English) words based on the judging criteria for that category. Entrants may also submit up to four supporting images or graphics only (no text apart from captions). Video and audio is not accepted as part of the submission.

The APM Sustainability Award category consists of one written stage only (mentioned above) and is open to organisations/individual projects across all sectors globally.

Congratulations to our Winner

Winner  Jacobs Approach to Embedding Sustainability into Every Project, Jacobs

Sustainability remains a critically important priority for Jacobs. It’s embedded in our purpose, from the way we operate our business to the sustainable solutions we co-create with clients and partners. We continue to seek ways of making positive environmental, societal and economic differences for businesses, governments and communities around the world.

To ensure every project is a climate response opportunity we embed sustainability through our global sustainability strategy, PlanBeyond 2.0. This is the foundation of what sustainability means to our people, our clients and the planet — integrating sustainability objectives throughout operations and client solutions in alignment with the UNSDGs.

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Finalist  DFT & HS2 delivering the most sustainable high speed railway of its kind in the world, High Speed 2 Ltd

HS2 is more than a railway. It will change the economic geography of our country, bringing our largest regions closer together with reliable, fast and high-capacity travel options, helping to level up the country, supporting sustainable development. HS2 is a long-term investment in growth in our communities.

It will help stimulate economic and social sustainability by creating opportunities to increase affordable housing, create jobs and attract businesses. HS2 will revolutionise the UK Rail Network, creating capacity for millions of extra people to travel in a more environmentally sustainable way, helping meet the government’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050.

Finalist  Low Crosby Flood Risk Management Scheme, Environment Agency

Through exemplary collaboration and engagement, Low Crosby Flood Risk Management Scheme implements an entirely nature-based, carbon sequestration solution to reduce flood risk to 95 properties, deliver £15M of benefit and provide long-term climate resilience.

To better plan and adapt to increasing flood risk, this project takes a radically different approach. Instead of building ever higher defences, the entirely nature-based solution involved lowering a 3km private embankment on the opposite bank of the river to reconnect 185ha of historic floodplain. This maximises the natural conveyance capacity and significantly reduces flood levels at Low Crosby.

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Finalist  KBR

In this award submission, KBR proudly highlights our sustainability project working for the Foreign and Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) delivering Life Services Support to the British Embassy in Mogadishu (BEM), Somalia. Specifically emphasising the construction and operation of a state-of-the-art Sewage Treatment Plant which was completed in March 2023.

This significantly reduced wastewater disposal from the site, we used water in a more sustainable manner, contributed to a more environmentally responsible operation, and took action to achieve our Carbon Net Zero targets, both for KBR and the UK Government.

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Finalist  Shell plc

In 2021, Shell launched its new corporate strategy to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, purposefully and profitably, while maintaining a secure supply of energy. Resecting Nature, one of four strategy pillar, plays an important role in supporting the integration of Sustainability into our strategy.

Shell Projects & Engineering have fully embraced the Respecting Nature strategy globally across the portfolio of projects and are contributing to both the short-term goals, in project execution, and long-term goals through the assets we deliver. Our goal in Projects is to ensure that Respecting Nature is embedded as a core business principle.

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Finalist  Sellafield Programme & Project Partners

The innovative Programme and Project Partners (PPP) model is operating one of the biggest procurements in Europe. PPP is supporting regeneration of the site with new sustainable lower carbon infrastructure.

Using the Project 13 model, delivering up to £7 billion of critical national infrastructure using a 20-year partnership and adopting sustainability as part of its DNA, with a specific strategic deliverable to 'achieve long term business resilience and success whilst contributing positively to the economy, society and the environment'. We are embedding sustainability principles into all of our projects with increasing success, as 'every job is a sustainability job'.

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