Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Pavenet provide specialist services for the delivery of Highway projects & maintenance, Civil engineering and Groundworks on behalf of both private and public sector customers including local authorities, schools and colleges, health authorities, architects and building consultants/developers, civil engineering and project management companies, contract hire companies and members of the public. We recognise our operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environment associated with common aspects such as setting up site, site clearance, breaking ground, excavations, stockpiling, importing & disposal, use of concrete, asphalt, plastics, resins and other general materials used for construction works within the ground.

 

It is our policy to follow a positive and responsible course of action with regards to those aspects of our operations which could impact upon the environment and we are committed to fulfilling and meeting all our compliance obligations. Furthermore, we seek to always to act in accordance with good practice, preserving and, where possible, enhancing the quality of the environment.

 

Our commitment to the environment is demonstrated by maintaining an Environmental Management System (EMS) which meets the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and is focused on preventing pollution and continuously improving our environmental performance to help UK targets for reducing carbon emissions, water consumption, waste and improve waste recycling. Key components of the system include the establishment of environmental objectives and targets, which require us to achieve continual improvement and the establishment of programmes to ensure achievement of these improvements and our objectives and targets.

 

Contracts Managers, Site Managers and Site Supervisors are responsible for the implementation and monitoring of our environmental policy, which addresses the following key areas to:

 

  • Increase employee, supply chain and customer environmental awareness by ensuring all staff, suppliers, sub-contractors, customers and others are trained in our environmental management policy and given guidance in its implementation to maintain sustainable development and to avoid environmental impacts such as carbon emissions, noise, dust or the release of any contaminants into drains, water-courses or aquifers, water consumption and waste.
  • Review and reduce the environmental impacts of our operations.
  • Protect the environment, through pollution prevention and emergency response.
  • Ensure we are a good neighbour.
  • Recycle materials and minimise waste.
  • Use technological advances through research and development to establish environmentally friendly alternatives.
  • Comply to all regulatory and license requirements.
  • Continually improve our Environmental Management System to enhance environmental performance.

 

Management and workers are encouraged to liaise and work closely with suppliers, sub-contractors, regulators and customers to ensure we meet and exceed all regulatory requirements and other applicable requirements.

 

Questions and enquiries should be directed to the Environmental Representative – Bradley Phillips.