Sheehans BrochureSUSTAINABILITY

Responsibility

Every business, regardless of what it does, has an effect on the world’s environment. Being a responsible organisation means being truthful about the consequences of our activities - minimising the negative effects and maximising the positive opportunities.

 

Sustainability

In its present form, the construction sector is not sustainable. Neither are the products we deliver.

 

There are alternatives; education on modern technology and best practise will facilitate their uptake by the masses; but this takes time.

 

Out-dated methods are carbon-intensive – and the built environment is the single biggest source of global CO2 emissions. As a group, our industry consumes around one-third of the world’s natural resources, creating vast amounts of waste and pollution in the process. All of this is persuasive evidence for us to rethink the way we plan, design, construct and operate our buildings and infrastructure – putting our innovation ideas at the forefront of the agenda.

 

With sustainability firmly established; as a business we are attempting to reduce the construction industry’s negative connotations. The use of recycled aggregate at all levels of construction including its application in concrete is our primary focus.

 

The challenge for sustainability is vast - and no organisation can resolve it in isolation. To this end, we are engaging with our consumers to provide to them more sustainable products minimising the undesirable impact of their operations whilst maximising the quality of the built environment for future generations.

 

It is unavoidable that demand for hospitals, housing, power, transport and other important infrastructure will increase over the coming decades. This is, undeniably, good news for our sector. But for growth on this scale to be viable, it must be harmless and sustainable.

 

Assurance

We work to the highest standards of environmental management and compliance. All Sheehan Group businesses conform to ISO14001-accredited environmental management systems.
 

Environment Policy

The Sheehan Group is committed to achieving the highest standards of environmental performance and recognises its responsibility to the environment. It acknowledges that its operations have a direct and indirect environmental impact and aims to minimise that impact and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

 

All our premises and activities will develop, implement and continuously review our environmental management system, consistent with local operating conditions and legislation.

 

Although the standards established by national legislation will apply as a minimum, The Sheehan Group will always strive to achieve best practice in the area’s in which we operate.

 

The Sheehan Group will, so far as is reasonably practicable:

 

  1. Ensure environmental risks are properly identified, prioritised and managed in an appropriate and timely way.
  2. Establish sound environmental management policies and promote best practice.
  3. Manage its operations in ways that are environmentally sustainable and economically feasible, by making efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy and water and exploiting opportunities to maximise efficiency.
  4. Minimise environmental impact and reduce or, where practicable, prevent pollution.
  5. Minimise waste production by reduced consumption and develop effective waste management and recycling procedures.
  6. Collaborate with key suppliers to promote environmentally responsible procurement of goods and services.
  7. Monitor actively results, audit policies and practices to ensure The Sheehan Group meets its policy goals.
  8. Develop an HR policy to raise and maintain awareness amongst staff, promote individual good practice and encourage team participation.
  9. Recognise the legitimate interest that all Sheehan Group customers and employees have in the company's environmental performance and communicate it openly within The Group and to the outside community.

 

Sheehan Haulage & Plant Hire
Knightsbridge Farm
Yarnton, Oxford
OX5 1PH
Tel: 01865 379 931
Fax: 01865 841 216
Email: info@sheehancontractors.co.uk