NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, January 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballast Nedam Bouw & Ontwikkeling also achieved level 5 on the CO2 performance ladder on 18 January 2011. Ballast Nedam as a whole is now the second construction company after Strukton to be certified at the highest level. Ballast Nedam Infra achieved level 5 in September 2010.
ProRail uses the performance ladder to reward contractors who combat climate change. Ballast Nedam works closely with chain partners on increased transparency and the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Ballast Nedam strives to reduce energy consumption and is actively engaged in sustainable energy, including the application of green gas, heat-cold storage, and offshore and onshore wind energy.
Ballast Nedam's most important suppliers follow this route and actively promote efficiency and the use of renewable sources of sustainable energy. They and Ballast Nedam are producing cleaner products for their clients.
National CO2 website with Bouwend Nederland
Ballast Nedam, Bouwend Nederland, Heijmans and Strukton have built a website that invites every company in the Netherlands to generate a CO2 footprint based on energy consumption. This will help companies combat climate change and reduce energy prices. The website also presents a CO2 reduction programme which rewards participating companies for successfully reducing their CO2 emissions.
Achieving the highest level of this certification means that Ballast Nedam is well prepared for the increasing use of comparable performance ladders by governmental and semi-governmental bodies.
SOURCE Ballast Nedam NV