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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT

1. Introduction

  • Davies Brothers are a Company of Building Contractors, Established in 1870. The main activities are Main Buiding Contract work for a wide range of County and District Councils, Government Bodies, Health Authorities, Commercial Clients and well respected Architectural Practices. 
    We undertake a wide range of work from Refurbishment to New Build Projects, with values from Small Work Contracts of £1,000 to Contracts up to the value of approximately £500,000.00 
  • Davies Brothers recognise that our activities have an impact on the environment and we are committed to minimise the impact through continually to improve our environmental performance

 

2. Environmental Policy

  • Comply with the relevant legislation of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, government guidance and industry codes of practice on environmental issues 
  • Ensure that all our staff have a good understanding of the environmental impacts of our business and what they are expected to do to minimise these impacts 
  • Make efficient use of natural resources by minimising waste and conserving energy and water 
  • Use and maintain modern and efficient modes of transport which have a reduced impact on the environment. Service vehicles and plant on a regular basis so to maintain their efficiency and again reduce impact on the environment 
  • Keep sites and existing buildings being refurbished clean and tidy to ensure minimum disturbance and disruption to clients and their neighbours
  • To purchase materials from local merchants where possible so limit traffic omissions 
  • Ensure that our subcontractors are aware of this policy and encourage them to apply a similar environmental standards to our their own work

 

3. Environmental Targets During 2019

  • Reconsider the replacement of transport/plant at more regular intervals which achieves minimum impact on the environment.We have earmarked two vans to be replaced and four items of small plant. Also the purchase of a mini-bus for larger projects instead of two vans travelling to the site
  • To determine how much timber waste is produced in our joinery workshop and to investigate if this can be disposed of in a more economically friendly manner 
  • Reduce electricity consumption in our yard, joinery workshop and office
  • Reduce the amount of waste on sites, by bringing back materials to our Yard during a Contract. These to be re-used on small works and maintenance projects
  • Separation of waste/old materials in our Yard, eg copper and lead, to be taken to be re-cycled locally 
  • To re-use excavated soil on other projects and to hire a mobile crusher for old bricks, so to provide hardcore on other projects 
  • Service vehicles regularly
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