Our organisation is dedicated to providing our clients with a green and sustainable service. We operate in the private and commercial sector, specialising in a high risk construction and Demolition environment.
Our Brand of Sustainability
Being a sustainable business is being a responsible business, meaning sustainability is more than just doing the right thing because it makes commercial sense, it means doing the right thing because it makes sense morally and ethically.
Sustainability is broken down into four issues: our local community, employees, supply chain and the environment. These issues form the framework for managing the aspects of our business that have impacts environmentally and socially and enable us to engage meaningfully with our stakeholders.
Annually we review and prepare our Sustainability Strategy; setting objectives and targets within this, along with our operational controls and procedures, enabling us to effectively manage these impacts.
Sustainability is driven from the very top in our business and embedded throughout every department and engages every employee. Strong leadership and governance therefore underpins and supports our sustainability endeavours and ensures we are compliant with all environmental legislative and other requirements.
On the issue of the environment
The nature of our work means we do have a significant impact on the environment, particularly in terms of carbon emissions. We are committed to both reducing and managing these and thus preventing pollution locally and globally. Our EMS provides us with an excellent framework for managing and monitoring our carbon output, energy and water consumption and paper use on a continual basis.BS EN ISO 14001 (Environmental) forms part of our Integrated Management System that also includes BS OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) and BS EN ISO 9001 (Quality).
On the issue of our local community
Since establishing the company we began developing a close relationship with the local community, a relationship that endures to this day. This relationship is maintained and developed through our community investment programme, which sees us getting involved philanthropically in local causes, as well as supporting sustainability education in our local primary and secondary schools and our employees volunteering their time and skills.
On the issue of engaging our employees
Communication is an important component of this work, we use our regular staff meetings and briefing sessions, pay slip information inserts, newsletters, direct emails, twitter feeds and our Annual Staff Awards Ceremony to inform everyone on our progress, as well as encouraging and supporting them on taking action themselves. Each employee has a personal learning and development programme that includes the opportunity to volunteer with our community partners as part of their own skills development and partake in the Making Business Sense of Sustainability training programme. All new employees receive the Introduction to Sustainability as part of their induction programme.
On the issue of our clients and suppliers
We manage all of our clients, meaning they have a dedicated customer relations executive looking after their account and providing them with their carbon reports and reduction advice. Our strict sustainable procurement policy focuses on converting the existing fleet over to either hybrid or extremely low emissions vehicles. We purchase and lease from a number of trusted and vetted suppliers who are able to demonstrate their own commitment to sustainability.
Signing this Policy is demonstration of commitment to its objective. It is the responsibility of the following individuals to ensure communication, understanding and implementation by all employee’s, sub contractors, contractors under their control or influence.
Name: Alan G Beattie