Sustainability is defined as a requirement of our generation to manage the resources we have so that the quality of life we enjoy today can be enjoyed by all future generations.
Sustainability is at the core of our business, and we actively purse sustainable methods in a number of ways. We manage the waste hierarchy on behalf of our customers and aim to actively reduce the amount of waste that is produced. Internally, we make sustainable decisions too, making our offices and sites as efficient and sustainable as possible.
And whenever possible we use local labour, local businesses and suppliers, meet recycling targets, and aim for project recognition (e.g. BREEAM and the Considerate Contractor Scheme). Halving waste to landfill, and making better use of data.
We consistently exceed industry standards for recycling and waste management and we are affiliated with the ‘Halving Waste to Landfill’ scheme. We also record all waste data using systems like the Encore Environment online reporting platform, which helps us manage and reduce our waste, impacts and costs.
Encore promotes the following benefits, enabling us to achieve our sustainability goals:
- Tracking and reporting against company sustainability targets
- Comparisons on regional and project performance
- Reduction of waste, energy and water
- Set and monitor targets to reduce site based impacts
We are also committed to being as energy efficient as possible. We champion automatic controls to power supplies and promote rainwater harvesting to welfare facilities. And we always follow the waste hierarchy of ‘Reuse, Recycle and Reduce’ on-site, segregating waste, re-using compounds and offering waste management solutions tailored to each project.