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City Rail Link procurement excellence recognised

city rail link procurement

The commitment by New Zealands’s biggest transport infrastructure project – Auckland’s City Rail Link – to leave the city a better place when its work is completed has been recognised three times over by New Zealand’s Procurement Excellence Forum.

CRL swept up the Forum’s Supreme Award and also added the Forum’s Social Impact and Environmental Impact Awards to the project’s trophy cabinet.

City Rail Link Chief Executive Sean Sweeney said it was fantastic recognition for the dedication of the company’s procurement, social outcomes, and sustainability teams.

“Right from the start CRL adopted an unshakeable commitment to make this huge and complex project an exemplar when it comes to protecting the environment, reducing our carbon footprint, and supporting vulnerable communities with employment and business opportunities. We have proudly pushed higher the bar for positive social impact and sustainability practices for others to follow,” he said.

Procurement is the method projects use to obtain the goods and services they need to allow them to complete their work successfully.

CRL’s Principal Sustainability Advisor, Nick Braxton, says CRL’s positive environment protection and sustainability targets have been incorporated into the supply chain.

“We’re facing a climate crisis and procurement is a hugely powerful tool to achieve the emissions reductions needed to address that,” he said.