We demonstrate this through means such as Certification to ISO 14001, Registering our UK and since 2017, our Irish based sites with Considerate Constructors Scheme and through project sustainability award schemes such as CEEQUAL. We are very proud of our record of never having had any legal actions taken against us for environmental breaches in any jurisdiction.
In 2014, the Athea Wind Farm became the first project of it’s kind within Ireland to achieve a CEEQUAL Award and the A477 St. Clear’s to Red Roses Road Improvement Scheme achieved the highest score for a road scheme in Wales. Athea enjoyed further success, when in 2016, the project won the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ in the ‘Energy & Carbon’ category at the CEEQUAL Awards, which only take place every three years and represent the ‘best of the best.’
For each Project we are involved in, our Project Environmental Manager collaborates with our Environmental Department, designer, relevant Stakeholders and the Client to develop a suitable Environmental Operating Plan (EOP) or Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP), as required.
Each Project specific Plan is fully integrated within our award-winning Management System, which is independently certified to ISO9001, ISO1400 1 and OHSAS18001.
We begin each project with a comprehensive study of the Environmental Impact Statement and the Contract Documents, and these form the site specific aspects of the Construction Environmental Management Plan. Environmental Risk Assessments are prepared for each work element in order to ensure that the mitigation measures required are planned and integrated into the site works.
Project specific Management Plans are developed under the following headings and also aligned with the Project Environmental Statement Chapters:
Within these plans the relevant hazards and risks are clearly identified and fully scoped. They are then rated and process controls established to ensure that they are properly managed at all stages of the Project lifecycle from design through to construction, maintenance and reinstatement. Regular management reviews of our Plans, processes and controls is carried out during the Project, supplemented by internal and external auditing, to ensure that our Management Plans remain suitable and sufficient and represent a best practice approach.