At Milestone Infrastructure, environmental sustainability is a key priority.

As we continue to work towards net zero throughout our operations, including our supply chain, by 2040, we have implemented innovative solutions to achieve industry accreditations in line with these targets.

To find out about some of our work to move towards achieving our net zero target, read below…

Reducing carbon across our business

As part of our commitment to reducing carbon, Milestone has achieved accreditation to the PAS 2080 carbon management standard, after passing our audit by the British Standards Institution.

PAS 2080 sets out specific whole-life carbon management requirements for asset owners/managers, designers, constructors, and product/material suppliers. Accredited against the new version of the standard in the capacity of designer and constructor, we are proud to have achieved this two years ahead of the target date we set ourselves within the Milestone Environmental strategy.

Our PAS 2080 working group, made up of representatives from different contracts, projects and functions continues to meet, to develop a leading carbon management approach.

In 2023, we were pleased to win the Environmental Sustainability award at the Highways Awards (for the second year running), in recognition of our work to reduce carbon emissions on the North Oxford Corridor Project, working with Oxford County Council to apply the principles of PAS2080 to the design and build of this highways improvement project.

Biodiversity net gain in Peterborough

Last year, we worked with Peterborough City Council to reach its biodiversity net gain (BNG) targets.

Across the UK, there has been a significant decline in diverse, good quality and well-connected natural habitats due to development pressures. Biodiversity net gain aims to prevent this downward trend.

On the Junction 15 carriageway expansion project in Peterborough, onsite ecological surveys were undertaken by our in-house ecology team to gain an understanding of baseline conditions on site.

Work was then completed to understand how BNG targets could be met, with various landscape designs considered and the final landscape calculated with the biodiversity net gain tool.

Achieving a net gain score of 12.94%, we completed both onsite and offside work, including the re-seeding of grassland, the replacement planting of native seeding and the creation of a connected stretch of hedgerow just outside the works boundary.

While for much of our work there is no legal requirement for BNG, due to our commitment to protect the environment, we have set targets on our developments, often beyond the 10% required.

Continuing to support a circular economy

At Milestone, we take pride in our ongoing collaboration framework agreement to supply our current and future clients with OCL Regeneration’s industry-leading highways recycling and circular economy solutions nationwide.

OCL’s approach and network of facilities bring together our asset management and design expertise to enable 100% of the waste produced through highways maintenance to be recycled into new aggregates, surfacing material and low carbon concretes.

We are delighted that over the last twelve months we have jointly recycled over 30,000 tonnes of highways waste saving more than 500 tonnes of carbon.

Looking to a sustainable future

Across part of our continuing commitment to sustainability, we are proud to offer innovative solutions and best practice across all our contracts.

In Oxfordshire, we continue to work with our client, Oxfordshire County Council, on several carbon reduction trials on roads across the county and we are excited to carry on working with Devon County Council on its A382 ADEPT LiveLabs 2 Project, which holds the ambitious target to become a carbon negative highway.

So far this year, we have worked with Devon County Council to relocate over 2,000 plants to a temporary nursery, to continue to mature before returning to the site once completed.

Looking to the future, Milestone is committed to creating safer, greener highways for all, protecting people and the planet in line with our social value commitments.

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