A leading UK manufacturer of ITS systems has deepened its commitment to sustainability with the launch of a new set of CSR pledges.
AGD Systems, part of The Traffic Group (TTG), has created a policy targeted around five principle aims – all linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
TTG – which includes AGD, Traffic Group Signals and MAV Systems – has also become a member of Greener Highways, set up to help educate the sector and implement initiatives and products which contribute to a cleaner, greener future.
As part of their new policy, the AGD team will focus on decarbonisation (going above and beyond Government regulations to improve Environmental Management Systems), waste and water (moving towards an end goal of zero waste to landfill and a continuous reduction in water consumption), community responsibility (contributing time and resources to improve local, national and international communities), skill development and knowledge sharing (ensuring relevant training is freely available to employees and exchanging resources and know-how with stakeholders), and sustainable value chains (only engaging with suppliers who share AGD’s commitment to fair and ethical treatment of stakeholders).
Ian Hind, AGD’s Commercial Director, said the company had always been focused on ITS solutions that improved safety and efficiency for all road users, whilst also contributing to a greener environment.
“The new policy reaffirms much of the work we are already undertaking around sustainability and making a positive contribution, not only to our staff and stakeholders, but also to the wider community. It also sets out the goals we have moving forward, and how those align with the UN’s sustainability aims.
“Our systems support the environment through keeping traffic moving more efficiently, improving the reliability of public transport running times, and encouraging walking and cycling through pedestrian safety measures. But, we’re always keen to go above and beyond this to address environmental problems, do as much as we can to minimise our impact on the globe, and help influence others in our sector to do the same.”
TTG Managing Director Pete Hutchinson added sustainability meant considering the economic, social and environmental needs of the group and others, encompassing the needs of future generations as well.
“We believe it’s crucial for businesses to behave fairly and ethically towards their customers, suppliers and employers, but also their wider communities too. We’re warmly open to collaboration with our industry partners and believe that together we can magnify our collective efforts.”
AGD is a leading UK manufacturer of ITS systems, with pedestrian and vehicle detection and monitoring solutions which are used around the globe to ensure travel is safer, greener and more efficient.