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Highways England


Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Our road network totals around 4,300 miles – carrying a third of all traffic by mileage and two thirds of all heavy goods traffic.

We work to provide free-flowing, safe, serviceable, accessible and integrated roads. Our network helps drive economic growth across the country, creating jobs, supporting businesses and opening up areas for development.

Sustainability and Supply Chain

As a responsible road operator, we recognise that, while roads are essential for society and the economy, their use does present environmental challenges. So, we will avoid or reduce adverse environmental impacts wherever possible. By 2025, we are committed to cutting our carbon footprint, and to achieving no net loss of biodiversity across all our activities. As one of England’s largest landowners, we are proud of the work we do to look after the wildlife that lives alongside our network, and to protect and improve the environment for future generations. We will also support government’s drive to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050.

Why a Partner?

As a sector, we need to address challenges around raw materials, people and skills, and plant and equipment capacity. We are working on this at a sector and strategic supplier level, at a cross-transport level, and at an individual level through our strengthened contractual requirements. Our supply chain is at different stages of maturity in their sustainability evolution, and partnering with the School is one of the ways that we are working together to improve and evolve to meet our collective needs.