Environmental Waste Policy

Throughout any project, it is essential that a constructor takes a responsible attitude towards environmental issues, to ensure that their work is not having a detrimental effect on the natural environment. 

They should be respectful and protecting of the environment, with the aim to enhance the natural environment for existing and future generations.

Many sites have demonstrated a very high commitment to the Scheme’s Code, having implemented several environmental initiatives:

  • A copy of the environmental policy was on display and checked for implementation by the safety officer. There was a site-specific environmental plan which was updated by managers;
  • Waste was segregated, with glass, timber, plasterboard, mixed and metal going directly to separate recycling centres;
  • Paper was sent for recycling and there was a crusher on site;
  • Batteries were recycled;
  • Feedback from the waste transfer station, as to how much waste was diverted from landfill, was shared with client, operatives and the local community;
  • Waste usage was analysed and the destination of skips checked;
  • A workshop on waste management was held, in conjunction with Reconomy;
  • Efforts were made to reduce the amount of packaging by suppliers.

Site specific environmental plans are monitored by the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) advisor.

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Second visit Monitor Report, University of Hertfordshire, June 2014; Second visit Monitor Report, Hitachi Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility, Shepherd Construction Ltd, July 2014.


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