Crossrail C305 Eastern Running Tunnels Project (February 2011 – Ongoing)

Client: Dragados-Sisk Joint Venture (DSJV)

Dragados Sisk Joint Venture (DSJV) is the contractor responsible for delivering the Eastern Running Tunnels which run from Limmo Peninsula to Farringdon/Victoria Dock and also Stepney Green to Pudding Mill Lane. This is the single biggest contract on the Crossrail Project. Mend is supporting Dragados Sisk Joint Venture (DSJV) in meeting their Responsible Procurement targets and objectives through the delivery of the Crossrail C305 Eastern Running Tunnels Project.

DSJV’s shares Crossrail’s commitment to leaving a sustainable skills legacy and being a responsible contractor. DSJV’s RP Plan comprises targets and objectives relating to Crossrail’s six RP themes, which include; Fair Employment, Supplier Diversity, Community Benefits, Skills & Employment, Ethical Sourcing, Environmental Sustainability, Workforce Welfare.

Mend’s main areas of support are: producing DSJV’s quarterly RP reports to Crossrail, advising on RP issues across the project disciplines, managing the DSJV Placement & Work Experience programme; monitoring site and project compliance with London Living Wage, Diversity Works for London and the Ethical Trading Initiative; and acting as Vice Chair to the innovative Crossrail Ethical Supply Chains in Construction Working Group. The group is developing new methodologies for mapping ethical risks in complex infrastructure projects.

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