Transurban hires sustainability manager
Vincent Guimont-Hebert will work to advance company's net-zero carbon goals
Transurban has hired Vincent Guimont-Hebert as sustainability manager for the Australian toll road operator and developer’s North American operations, which are headquartered in Tysons.
In the newly created position, Guimont-Hebert will ensure sustainability investments are part of current and upcoming projects, and will work to advance climate change programs along with transitioning the company to net-zero carbon impact.
“The addition of Vincent Guimont-Hebert as sustainability lead in North America bolsters our global commitment to building and operating resilient infrastructure, especially as we target net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” Transurban North America President Pierce Coffee said in a statement. “Vincent understands the value of sustainability from an environmental and economic lens and will be critical to helping us deliver on our commitments to minimize our environmental footprint and expand our social impact in Virginia, Maryland and Quebec.”
In February, Maryland transportation officials announced a predevelopment deal with Accelerate Maryland Partners LLC, a joint venture led by Transurban and Macquarie Infrastructure Developments LLC, to deliver the American Legion Bridge 1-270 to I-70 Relief Plan. The project would add two high-occupancy toll lanes to approximately 37 miles of highway from the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia across the American Legion Bridge and on Interstate 270 to Interstate 70 in Maryland. On that project, Guimont-Hebert will work to prioritize environmental stewardship with the reduction of emissions through congestion management, integration of new transit and carpooling choices and investments in water quality enhancements.
Guimont-Hebert founded Brundtlands Minds, a nonprofit network of sustainability experts that offer consulting, industry collaboration and training and research services surrounding environmental and social initiatives. Prior to that, he worked as corporate social and environmental responsibility manager at Canada’s Federal Bridge Authority, where he worked to implement a five-year corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda. He also held consulting roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), AECOM and Golder Associates.
“I am thrilled to join Transurban, a global leader in sustainability performance, to help advance forward-thinking initiatives that will environmentally, socially and economically generate value for the communities we operate in,” Guimont-Hebert said in a statement.
In 2019, Transurban adopted new greenhouse gas targets that focus on decarbonizing the business by 2050. The company’s sustainability strategy is aligned with the sustainable development goals adopted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. For five years in a row, Transurban was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.