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Economic growth and community regeneration – Being a nationwide catalyst for regeneration and economic growth through development of an integrated transport system, maximising the benefits to communities and individuals and minimising any potential negative impacts.
Skills, employment and education – Providing rewarding jobs and careers that are open to all in society, setting new standards for equality, diversity and inclusion and providing a legacy of skills, learning, expertise, and experience.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing – Creating a world-class ‘safe at heart’ culture where no one gets hurt, and which prioritises the health and wellbeing of those who build, operate, use and host HS2 services and infrastructure.
Environmental protection and management– Breaking new ground wherever possible on environmental standards including resource use, waste, carbon minimisation, the protection of the natural and historic environment and safeguarding communities.
Design that is futureproof – Building a network that is resilient to climate change in the long term, adaptable to future trends and demands, and built around the needs of the people who will use it, in line with our Design Vision.
Sustainability Manager, HS2 Ltd.
Laura Russell is Sustainability Manager at High Speed Two Ltd, the organisation formed in 2009 by the Department for Transport with a mandate to “develop and promote the UK’s new high speed network”. She has worked for HS2 Ltd for four years in which time she has led development of its sustainability strategy, which covers five key themes for embedding sustainability across the project: Economic growth and community regeneration; Skills, employment and education; Health, safety and wellbeing; Environmental protection and management; and Design that is future proof.
Academically she holds a masters in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham.