- To reduce adverse impact on the natural environment through our work and consumption
- To conserve and support use of sustainable resources
- To follow “the waste” hierarchy
- Reuse and Reclaim
- Dispose – as last resort
- To establish and follow environmental good practice, and comply with all relevant environmental regulations and legislations
- To develop company awareness of the need to care for the environment, and measures to be taken
Corporate Social Responsibility
The company recognises that corporate and environment responsibility is integral to our business approach and we are committed to continuous improvement in our operations.
Environmental Policy Statement
This policy sets out the principle and standards using practices that are safe and healthy for the environment. Its policy and principles apply in all areas of the company business, and each member of staff whether permanent or contract is required to comply with this policy, as far as it is reasonably practicable.
Strategy and Action Plan
The main focus of this policy is to reduce consumption and improve efficiency in our Energy and Waste Management processes.
- Our aim is to work towards continuous improvement in environmental management and performance by employees and to encourage support from our customers.
- Develop and thereafter maintain an adequately documented environmental recording and reporting system. Ensure that the implications for the environment are taken into consideration in all major business decisions.
- Develop and thereafter maintain a record of environmental performance and set targets for their reduction. Assess the business regularly for compliance with this policy.
- Carry on business in a responsible manner with due regard to Turvey Construction Ltd’s immediate environment, particularly at unsociable hours and in relation to noise, odour, lighting, litter, uncollected waste or deliveries and collections.
- Provide environmental information and education for employees, encouraging employees to behave in an environmentally responsible manner
- Organise staff training in environmental awareness
- Motivate staff about environmental issues
- Use signs and notices as reminders
- Encourage existing staff to set examples to new staff
- Make all recycling information available to all employees/contractors
- Where possible we endeavor to use materials that are fully recyclable. All of our waste is disposed
of responsibly, making sure the recyclable loop is maintained and fully optimised.
- All materials, services and equipment are handled as recommended within the manufacturers handling instructions in order to prevent abuse, misuse, damage, deterioration, and loss of identification or contamination.
- Energy conservation is also a priority at the company offices where wasted energy is discouraged and low energy use equipment and fittings are employed.
- Reduce the use of energy through designing efficiency into new buildings, equipment, travel and transport and other working practices.
- Carefully vetting our suppliers to ensure their commitment and standards are equal to ours.
- Considering the locality in which the materials are sourced in relation to their end use location and ensuring we have successfully encompassed BREEAM schemes on major projects.
- We will assess and evaluate the potential environmental impacts and risk of pollution from our operations, in order to protect the environment and use fewer raw materials, products and produce less waste.
- An effort is made to rationalize the delivery of materials to sites and to order in bulk to avoid multiple deliveries where this is possible and cost effective.
- Materials and products will be selected with overall impact on the environment in mind including waste from packaging and during whole life usage.
- On site waste is sorted into dedicated skips such as timber, plasterboard, inert and recyclables
- We set up a site waste management plans during our large construction projects, which comply with the requirements and obligations of the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008. Material waste is monitored by our external waste management company and reports are issued during and at the end of the project
- Any hazardous materials purchased must be supplied with all recommended safety measures, spillage and disposal procedures in the form of the MSDS Sheets (Manufacturers Data Sheets) and all details in relation to any special fire and explosion hazards.
- Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect health and environment when such must be used .
- All materials, particularly of a hazardous nature, will retain their identification and material-handling instructions, at all times, and will be stored in appropriately designed, designated areas in order to prevent inadvertent use. All chemicals and hazardous substances retain their readily identifiable hazard symbols and are provided with the relevant safety data sheets.
The company is aware of the effects of pollution on the environment and in accordance with the health and safety requirements of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations, all of the plant and equipment THAT IS USED ON OUR SITES ARE assessed in relation to vibration, noise and dust emissions.
- Use double sided printing and photocopying
Reuse printed paper for draft copies, internal notes, rough pads, draft printing and informal hard copies of documents.
- Encourage electronic filing and archiving where possible.
- Recycle old envelopes and other packaging materials.
Further Information and Contacts
Our Internal Health & Safety Advisor is responsible for the overall performance of this policy, which will be reported to Peter Turvey (Director) on a regular basis.