GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Eurotunnel Awarded with a Tenth Consecutive Green
Flag Award®, Recognising Its Efforts in Conservation and Community
UK Regulatory Announcement
Eurotunnel (Paris:GET) has, for the 10^th year in succession been awarded the
Green Flag for the 30 hectare Samphire Hoe nature reserve at the foot of the
beautiful White Cliffs of Dover. The Green Flag is awarded in recognition of
effort to preserve the natural environment.
The awards have been running for 20 years, with winners chosen by an
independent panel and have become the reference standard for parks and green
spaces in the United Kingdom. Each year, the awards recognise the most
remarkable nature reserves in England and Wales, judging them on their
environmental qualities and their community activities. They encourage the
creation of nature reserves with sustainable management practices.
Samphire Hoe is a platform at the foot of the White Cliffs, created out of
spoil extracted during the construction of the Channel Tunnel which Eurotunnel
sought to use to protect the environment. Over the years it has progressively
been transformed into a nature reserve with a particularly rich degree of
The daily management of the site is handled by the White Cliffs Countryside
Partnership supported by many local volunteers. The nature reserve is
accessible to the public from dawn till dusk throughout the year.
Owned by Groupe Eurotunnel, the site is situated between Folkestone and Dover
and welcomes over 100,000 people every year. It is particularly well equipped
for visitors with reduced mobility who are can easily access the site and
observe the 230 species of plants, including rare orchids, 30 species of
butterfly, 150 species of moth and 213 species of birds that can be found
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Manager, Keep Britain Tidy member said: “Green
spaces play an important role in the community and add to our quality of life.
They provide opportunities for recreation and relaxation; Samphire Hoe is a
remarkable space where expert Rangers and passionate volunteers work
creatively side by side.”
Jo Willacy, Eurotunnel Commercial Director, stated: “Being awarded a
prestigious Green Flag ten times in a row is outstanding! We are proud to have
been able to add to the quality of life of local people in such a long term
and sustainable manner.”
For UK media enquiries contact:
John Keefe on + 44 (0) 1303 284491
For investor enquiries contacts:
Jean-Baptiste Roussille on +33 (0)1 40 98 04 81
Michael Schuller on +44 (0) 1303 288749
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