Making sure we leave this place how we found it (and hopefully making a slight improvement for the future generations to enjoy it just as much as us).
We recognise that our activities within the building and construction industry will impact on the environment. It is our belief that our performance as an established building and construction business is measured not only in our profitability but also by minimising our negative impacts on the environment that we share with all of our stakeholders and with other communities and species around the UK. We have established this environmental policy to reflect our commitment to minimise our negative environmental impacts that arise from our business activities. It is our policy to:
Assign appropriate resources to maintain this policy and to comply with all relevant regulatory, legislative, codes of practice and other requirements
Operate an Environmental Management System that forms part of our fully integrated management system that would fully meet the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001* and uses current industry best practice to set and monitor clear environmental objectives and targets with a philosophy of continual improvement
Minimise waste at source; where waste production is unavoidable, we will implement practices and procedures to divert waste from landfill, where practicable
Prevent any form of pollution and to protect ecology affected by our activities
Reduce resource consumption, where practicable, whilst maintaining our business objectives
Communicate with local communities as necessary to minimise any environmental disturbances caused by our activities
Provide necessary information, instruction, supervision and training to our employees and contractors to make them aware of the environmental responsibilities faced by us as a business and by them as individuals in achieving all of the above.
We intend to continually be responsible for the development of these policies, which will be reviewed as necessary it will be prominently displayed at all offices, sites and work places and is available to all interested parties.
Building is a key element of what we do but we cover a whole lot more, we put your needs and safety first with every project we work on.
We aim to deliver excellent working relationships with all of our clients using our vast experience and knowledge.
* (ISO 14001 is a standard related to environmental management that exists to help organisations to minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment. To comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements, and to continually improve in the above. It pertains to the process of how a product is produced, rather than to the product itself. As with ISO 9000, any certification is performed by third-party organizations rather than being awarded by ISO directly).
Links to organisations involved in the green policies for the building and construction industry.
There are a huge number of organisations catering for an enormous number of construction-related subjects; they cover industry-wide issues right down to tiny interest groups.
It would be impractical to cover all of these organisations.
However, links to some of the organisations which have made notable contributions to the sustainable construction agenda are given below:
Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) (also the Sustainable Building Association) – http://www.aecb.net/
Building Research Establishment (BRE) – http://www.bre.co.uk/
Carbon Trust – http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/default.ct/
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) – http://www.cibse.org/
Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) – http://www.cabe.org.uk/
Energy Savings Trust – http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/
English Partnerships (EP) – http://www.englishpartnerships.co.uk/
Federation of Master Builders (FMB) – http://www.fmb.org.uk/
Green Building Council (UKGBC) – http://www.ukgbc.org/
Green Streets – http://www.greenstreet.org.uk/
Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) – http://www.ice.org.uk/
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – http://www.riba.org/
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – http://www.rics.org.uk/
Strategic Forum for Construction – http://www.strategicforum.org.uk/
Sustainable Homes Ltd. – http://www.sustainablehomes.co.uk/
The House Builders Federation – http://www.hbf.co.uk/
NHBC (National House-Building Council) – http://www.nhbc.co.uk/
To download the Plain English guide to sustainable construction click here