- 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.
Overview of the 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
- 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
- Put a timer on the fax machine to reduce the amount of unwanted faxes out of working hours
- Register fax machine with websites that reduce the amount of unwanted faxes being delivered
- Recycle old envelopes and other packaging materials
- Recycling used paper
- Minimise electrical consumption by switching off electrical appliances when not in use for long periods or over night, including lighting, printers, computers, computer monitors, heaters and mobile phone chargers
- Reduce the use of energy through awareness programmes and through designing efficiency into new buildings, equipment, travel and transport and other working practices.
- Favour suppliers who use little packaging or remove packaging as part of their supply contract and obligations.
- Use local suppliers to minimise “fuel miles”
- Recycle all paper waste, including shredded documents where appropriate and possible
- Provide clearly labelled containers for material to be recycled
- Recycle raw materials such as cardboard, glass, aluminium
- Return all toners and cartridges to suppliers or recyclers
- Reduce the use of hazardous or non-degradable chemicals. Where the use of such substances is unavoidable, then staff will be trained in their handling and disposal, to ensure that they take precautions to minimise the impact of spillage.
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.