As part of our commitment to minimise the environmental impact of our operations across the UK, US and Hong Kong we’ve joined the United Nations Race To Zero campaign.
Volunteering to support a local butterfly reserve
A team of volunteers from Gammon, our 50:50 joint venture in Hong Kong, have helped to repair a network of footpaths at the Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve which had deteriorated due to wear and erosion. The reverse is located in a forested ravine just 2km from Tai Po in the New Territories and is an important habitat for more than 240 species of butterfly.
As the volunteering project got underway, members of Gammon’s Next Generation Sustainability Panel and Young Professionals Group set about developing a solution to repair the footpaths sustainably. They sourced waste concrete from a number of Gammon construction sites, designed and created moulds and produced concrete pavers at Gammon’s in-house batching plant.
During the three-month project, 130 employees volunteered every Saturday to restore the 155-metre-long footpath, preparing the ground before laying around 1,800 pavers, with a further 900 stored on-site for future use.
Working closely with our supply chain partners and customer, our project team developed a cost-effective solution to reuse materials on-site.
Balfour Beatty has set out a roadmap to delivering a zero carbon construction site which we are trialling on a live site - the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Biomes Initiative.