Empowering sustainable leaders

Empowering sustainable leaders

Our people will be supported in their ambitions to enhance their own skills, knowledge and experience to embrace sustainable and responsible change and inspire others to follow.

Providing our employees with ongoing access to a wide range of sustainability related learning resources is key to the delivery of our strategy. This includes general awareness as well as specific, targeted training on specialist areas of focus such as low carbon materials, sustainable procurement and working with wildlife. 


Sustainability Share 

We host monthly ‘Sustainability Share’ sessions, open to our workforce to share sustainability updates and best practice from around the business, as well as inviting external speakers to talk around specialist subjects. These sessions support learning, updates and general guidance made available via our internal Sustainability Hub. 

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Partner members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School 

We are proud Partner members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, ensuring the School remains free to users to access a wealth of sustainability related resources including face-to-face training, e-learning and networking events. 

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Carbon Literacy Project 

As part of our specialist sustainability training, VolkerRail engaged with the Carbon Literacy Project to provide 8 hours of carbon reduction training to their senior management team, HSEQS leadership team and the VolkerRail carbon working group. Kat Haigh, head of environment and sustainability, VolkerRail commented “We chose to develop a bespoke course with the Carbon Literacy Project because our focus was on engagement rather than technical skills. We wanted to create room for a lively debate about how we can continue to sustain business growth whilst working towards our Net Zero Target. The requirement to set an individual and group pledge for change was an important part of the course and stopped it becoming just another interesting discussion about climate change - its actionable.” 



Our award-winning ‘People-Planet-Purpose’ sustainability framework unlocks our desire to take bold action to balance the needs of the environment and society alongside our growth as a business. We are making a commitment that 2020-2030 will be our ‘Decade of Action’.