The Company recognises that its activities may have wide ranging environmental implications in both the long and short term. The Company's aim is to minimise environmental damage and maximise opportunities for environmental enhancement and the effective management of waste including recycling where appropriate.
The supervisor on site, or at the place of work, will be responsible for the implementation of the Company Environmental Policy, and will ensure that:
- a. Developing and maintaining an Environmental Management System satisfying the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001:2004 which forms the framework for minimizing our environmental impact.
- b. Work is carried out in accordance with all relevant Acts, Regulations and Company Policy and Procedures.
- c. Unavoidable waste generated will be removed in accordance with legislation using registered carriers to licensed waste transfer stations.
- d. Wherever possible, safer alternatives to hazardous materials are utilised.
- e. Measures are taken to prevent ground, river and coastal water pollution.
- f. Measures are taken to control noise pollution.
- g. A good neighbour policy is adopted and followed.
- h. Ozone depleting gasses such as CFC's and Halons are not discharged to the atmosphere.
- i. Wild life, habitats, flora and fauna, trees, archaeological and heritage remains are protected as appropriate.
- j. Materials wastage is minimised, recycling options promoted inc. wasted paper and energy conserved.
- k. Environmental incidents are investigated, reported and preventative action taken against repetition.
- l. Seek to conserve the use of energy, water and paper and promote the use of recycled materials at its offices.
- m. Careful planning of works and ordering of materials is undertaken to reduce unwanted excesses.
All supervisory staff have a responsibility to ensure that this policy is implemented at the workplace and to monitor their own areas of control, taking remedial action where faults are found.
The Company provides environmental assistance and auditing through its supervisors, who will be responsible for bringing to the notice of management any deficiency observed, and for providing guidance, information and training.
Within the Company, arrangements will be made to submit environmental reports and discuss environmental matters at Board Meetings, Safety and Environmental Committee meetings.
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