Transurban FY18 Sustainability Report

FY18 Sustainability Report Transurban 35

Sustainable procurement

Supporting small, women owned and minority owned businesses in the USA To help us finance, deliver, operate and maintain transportation solutions that help growing communities get moving, we encourage diversity in partnerships that provide critical business services. In North America, we engage with federal and local governments to strengthen contracting opportunities with Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs. To date, Transurban has spent over $800 million in contracts with DBE/SWaM suppliers that are helping to ensure a level playing field and boosting the local economy. One example of our approach is Tolson Consulting. As a SWaM certified business in Virginia USA, Tolson Consulting (previously FreeAhead) is led by Robert Tolson and has been delivering Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) services across Transurban’s 40-mile network of Express Lanes for over a decade—including tolling and ITS equipment, communications infrastructure and technology integration with office and traffic management systems. Mr Tolson’s thirty years of global ITS experience and unique local knowledge of Northern Virginia’s legacy infrastructure systems has been integral to the delivery of the 495 and 95 Express Lanes, and ongoing development of the 395 Express Lanes and Fredericksburg Extension project. Tolson credits Virginia’s SWaM program with allowing him the opportunity to build his business in his own backyard —keeping him invested and integrated within the local Northern Virginia market. With a decade-long partnership, Mr. Tolson’s longstanding contract with Transurban exemplifies the combined value diversity programs can deliver when matching large public-private investments with local and diverse expertise.

“Working with an organization that is investing in all resources—both workforce and technology—to successfully deliver projects safely, on time and on budget has been a highlight of my career. Transurban views its contractors as vital members of the organization and as key contributors to all lines of success, which has kept me personally invested and committed to the long-term operations of these projects.” Robert Tolson President of Tolson Consulting

$US800M contracts with DBE/SWaM business in the USA to date

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