idverde UK (through its subsidiary company, Quadron Services) is very proud to have five contracts with Birmingham City Council, for Yardley, Hodge Hill, Hall Green, Selly Oak and Ladywood constituencies.
We are committed to assisting Birmingham in achieving top quality performance and its vision as a global city with a local heart; a cleaner, greener and safer city, which will enable all its richly diverse communities to benefit from a better quality of life.
Our investment in Birmingham includes over 3.5m in environmentally friendly vehicles and plant resources as well as a significantly enhanced management structure.
Investment has also been made in a new fleet of over 70 vehicles including 55 VW Crafters with Blue TDI engines. This was a record order for Volkswagen. The Crafter’s certification as an EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) was one of the main factors in the decision. A host of mechanical enhancements has enabled reduced fuel consumption and emissions beyond the latest Euro5 standards. Emissions of particulates, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide are half way to meeting the next Euro6 standard, thus protecting Birmingham’s air quality for the next few years!
A further environmental initiative was the introduction of five Biodiversity Champions, whose role is to raise awareness of environmental issues within the workforce and to work closely with the Horticultural Development Manager and Client Officers to adapt working practices accordingly. They also work with local volunteers on community projects, such as a Clearance Day at Saltley Pools.