The Lower Thames Crossing has signed the Brentwood Environmental Business Alliance (BEBA) pledge to support the group and contribute towards a greener, more sustainable future.
Brentwood Borough Council and local businesses are working together through the Brentwood Environmental Business Alliance to tackle the challenges faced by climate change and to help businesses in the borough reduce their carbon footprint.
Local businesses signing up to the green pledge, make a commitment to minimise their environmental impact. The pledge commits businesses to sign up to BEBA to reduce their carbon footprint in many ways, including reducing waste in the provision of goods and services, recycling waste generated by the business and adopting an environment-first approach to decision making.
Councillor Chris Hossack, leader of the Council said: “It’s great news that The Lower Thames Crossing has signed the BEBA pledge towards creating a cleaner and greener agenda. Together with other local businesses, we are stronger and can create innovative solutions for reducing carbon emissions in our businesses, our communities and the planet.
“By committing to going green, we are taking a big step towards creating a better environment for everyone in the future.”
The council has announced it will be carbon neutral by 2040 and is inviting the local business community to work with it to share best practice and find ways to positively impact the environment.
Matt Palmer, Executive Director of Lower Thames Crossing said: “I’m delighted for the Lower Thames Crossing to sign the BEBA pledge and we are excited about working closely with the BEBA Community over the coming years.
“National Highways is designing the Lower Thames Crossing to be the greenest road ever built in the UK. We will be sharing our experiences in improving biodiversity and driving down carbon emissions and improving the much-needed transport connectivity to support economic growth across Brentwood and the wider region.”