GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Eurotunnel Awarded with a Ninth Consecutive Green Flag Award®, Recognising Its Efforts in

  GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Eurotunnel Awarded with a Ninth Consecutive Green
  Flag Award®, Recognising Its Efforts in Conservation and Community

UK Regulatory Announcement


Eurotunnel (Paris:GET) is delighted that its Samphire Hoe nature reserve has
been honoured with the prestigious Green Flag Award® for a ninth consecutive
year, in recognition of the site’s inclusive public access and the high
quality of its conservation and community involvement.

The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and
green spaces in England and Wales and encourages the provision of good quality
public parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable
ways. Each year it recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the

An inspiring nature reserve, Samphire Hoe was reclaimed from the sea using
almost 5 million cubic metres of chalk marl extracted from below the Channel
during construction of the Tunnel and transformed into an award winning site
enabling an impressive development of biodiversity.

Owned by Eurotunnel, this stunning 30-hectare nature reserve at the foot of
the magnificent Shakespeare Cliff attracts 100,000 visitors a year. It is home
to some 230 different plant species (including rare orchids), 30 butterfly and
150 moth species and 213 bird species.

The day-to-day management of this natural space has been entrusted to the
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, which receives the support of many
volunteers from Kent. The Hoe is open to the public every day from 7am until

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Manager, Keep Britain Tidy said: “Green Flag
awards are not easy to achieve so it is fantastic news that Samphire Hoe has
won the award for nine consecutive years. This is testament to the hard work
and commitment of staff and volunteers and Eurotunnel's support for this
nationally important site.”

Eurotunnel Commercial Director Jo Willacy, said “We are delighted that the
Eurotunnel Group’s commitment to protecting the environment is being
recognised. At Samphire Hoe, we have kept to our original promise: the
construction and managing of the Channel Tunnel has had as little as possible
impact on the environment. Thanks to the rangers and the volunteers who give
up their time freely and passionately to provide a well-managed and valuable
sustainable green space, Samphire Hoe is a shining example of Eurotunnel’s
continued biodiversity development and environmental protection activity”

Eurotunnel Press Contact:

For media enquiries contact:

John Keefe Consultant on + 44 (0) 1303 284491



For investor enquiries contact:

Michael Schuller on +44 (0) 1303 288749



Groupe Eurotunnel SA
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