The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has achieved certification to the international standard, ISO 44001, representing a global first for an organisation of its type.
ISO 44001 represents a new generation of international standard with a focus on behaviours, organisational culture and management processes providing a common platform to underpin sustainable business relationships and harness the benefits of collaborative working.
To achieve the standard LCRIG had to undertake a rigorous assessment process. Chief Executive, Martin Duffy, has been instrumental in helping the Community Interest Company achieve certification and claims it will help to further embed strong collaborative behaviours across the highways sector.
Being certified in this way will help LCRIG members in the following ways:
• To build sustainable relationships
• To share a common platform for collaboration
• To demonstrate to the wider industry our collaborative credentials
• To systemise joint approaches to continuous improvement on topics such as procurement, climate change and social value
• To reinforce LCRIG’s 9 Commitments
LCRIG Chief Executive Martin Duffy said: “This is a global first for an organisation of our type. The benefit this will bring to our members is ten-fold in helping them to comprehensively embrace the principles of collaborative working and demonstrate to DfT and others their individual collaborative credentials.”
LCRIG’s mission is to facilitate fresh thinking in innovation and collaboration and to act as a conduit between the ‘highways community’ consisting of politicians, councils, council groups, the supply chain (including utilities), associations, academia, key organisations and the media.
The organisation also supports the Department for Transport, working in partnership with the ‘highways community’, to enable change through using innovative techniques not only to help achieve savings and efficiencies but to ensure that we all work together to ensure that road users see improved highway services maintained to a standard that people expect and deserve.