By its very nature, the construction industry leaves a permanent mark on the world and it is a responsibility Clarkehaus takes seriously. We manage the direct environmental impact of our
activities in various ways, most notably by taking a role in the design stages of a project whenever possible. This way, we ensure that environmental considerations are taken into account from the
very beginning and that decisions on long term sustainability are made before construction starts. Once works are underway, we set environmental targets in accordance with national guidelines and put
management systems in place to monitor the site performance and the factors that influence it.
Site Impact Reports
Our Site Managers complete a weekly site impact report, which records the electric, water and gas usage on the site, as well as emissions generated by site traffic. We monitor these reports
carefully so that any problem areas can be addressed as quickly as possible. If we notice that a site’s environmental targets are being consistently missed, we will conduct a full review of site
procedures to identify where improvements can be made.
Site Waste Management Plans
As required by the Environmental Agency, Clarkehaus establishes a detailed Site Waste Management Plan to ensure that unnecessary wastage is kept to a minimum and that all our operatives are aware
of the correct disposal procedures.
Our Site Waste Management Plans are developed in collaboration with a professional environmental consultant. Based on a thorough assessment of the site and project, the environmental consultant
will make a detailed forecast of the quantities likely to occur in each waste stream. We can then decide on the most efficient disposal strategy and keep track of our overall performance against the
Site Waste Management Plan.
All site operatives are made aware of the Site Waste Management Plan during their inductions, and the Site Manager is responsible for ensuring the appropriate waste disposal procedures are followed.