Including Subcontractors and Suppliers in Environmental Policies

It is important to consider all aspects of the project in regards to environmental policy.

Involving the workforce, visitors and members of the community is very beneficial to encourage improvements in the environmental performance on site.

It is also equally important to consider how environmentally friendly subcontractors and suppliers will be.

Below is an example of how sites have tried to involve everyone with environmental policies:

  • At tender/sourcing stage, every subcontractor responsible for provision of any material, and all suppliers, were required to sign up to meet the requirements of the Materials & Wastes Consultants’ Guide;
  • They must also provide detailed, certifiable information relating to: embodied energy, recycled content, sustainability, packaging type and volume of packaging material, BRE Green Guide Rating and the forecast volume of waste to be generated; from both material and packaging. All of these factors were then reviewed prior to selection & contracting.

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