Background to Aspinwall Enviros Involvement
with the Greening of Government Initiative
Aspinwall has a long history, dating back to
the early 70s, of providing technical and strategic advice to
Government Departments on a wide range of environmental issues
and subjects. Aspinwall's first involvement with the "greening
of operations" dates back to late 1992, when it was commissioned
by the then Department of Transport to assist develop a green
housekeeping policy and strategy as required by "This Common
Subsequently Aspinwall was appointed in 1993
to a call-off contract to provide continuing "greening"
advice to the DOT and to be available to provide similar advice
to other Departments and Associate Bodies.
On the formation of the DETR, Aspinwall's call
off contract was transferred to the new department. A new call-off
contact was let by DETR's Working Environment Division in 1999
and Aspinwall was one of the successful companies tendering for
the service, and has been contracted for up to a further five
Although the work carried out covers a wide
range of environmental and management issues, of particular note
is the work that has been carried out in Policy and Strategy Development,
and Performance Auditing and Reporting. Aspinwall has validated
DETR's annual "Greening Operations Report" for the last
two years. Prior to this Aspinwall also carried out report validation
work for both DETR and previously DOT for internal performance
reports dealing with operational issues and impacts.
During this time, and under these contracts,
Aspinwall has completed studies for Departments and Associate
DETR*, Cabinet Office, Home Office*, Dti*, The
Highways Agency, The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, The Environment
Agency. (*Indicates current work).
Under separate contracts Aspinwall has also
provided similar and related services to MOD, Welsh Development
Agency, Scottish Executive, Scottish Enterprise.
Outside government Aspinwall has an extensive
client list for similar work. In particular is the work that Aspinwall
carries out in the areas of environmental report development and
validation or verification. Aspinwall reporting clients are regularly
represented in the ACCA reporting awards and similar award schemes.