SG is committed to a policy of effectively managing environmental performance in order to minimise the impact of our business processes on the natural environment and the community at large.
Our objective is to integrate the assessment, management and control of environmental issues into the management of our business.
✦ Assess the environmental impact of our operations during planning, design and implementation phases so as to prevent pollution of the external environment.
✦ Ensure compliance with all relevant environmental legislation as a minimum and, where practical, approved codes of practice and other requirements such as those specified by our clients.
✦ Develop and implement objectives and targets to ensure a continual improvement in our environmental performance.
✦ Incorporate sustainable environmental and resource efficiency considerations into our design standards and construction practices having particular regard to energy and water consumption, use of low environmental impact materials, designing out waste and reusing materials, wherever possible.
✦ Play our part in minimising the amount of excavation waste going to landfill.
✦ We will work to adopt and implement standards for good practise in reducing waste, recycling more, and increasing the use of recycled and recovered materials.
✦ Adopt a risk-based approach to providing appropriate training in environmental issues for our employees according to their role, work they undertake and their environmental responsibilities.
SG management is responsible for the implementation of this Policy statement and for ensuring environmental risks are assessed and appropriate management controls are implemented in accordance with SG standards. All employees and contractors are expected to co-operate with SG in the implementation of the Environmental Policy and will ensure that their own work, so far as is reasonably practicable, is carried out with minimum risk to the environment.