Environment & Sustainability
ACIEM is committed to a programme of reducing our impact on the environment. We are achieving our measurable goals in waste reduction, recycling and carbon emissions, to name but a few.
Employment of local labour and engagement of local suppliers assists in lessening our environmental impact by reducing emissions and paves the way to sustainable business.
Our in-house and external design partners work to provide innovative solutions utilising the latest in green technologies. Our commercial team and buyers operate under a green purchasing policy and we look to engage suppliers who are like-minded in approach to preserving resources and protecting the environment.
Among our accomplishments is our ISO 14001:2004 certification, awarded for our progressive Environmental Management System that sets a standard by which we measure and monitor our performance. A comprehensive set of policies and procedures ensures as much as possible that our activities have a positive impact on the environment, the workplace and the wider community.
Site waste is managed through comprehensive Waste Management Planning. Engagement of organisations such as Network Waste Solutions, that aim to segregate as much waste as possible in order to reduce the levels of waste going to landfill, is assisting ACIEM in reducing the waste streams it produces.
ACIEM has recently joined National Industrial Symbiosis Programme, a Government funded organisation whose ethos is ‘One business’s waste is another business’s treasure’. NISP engages with businesses on our behalf where use could be made of our waste rather than it being sent to landfill.
RECYCLING AND WASTE DISTRIBUTION
ACIEM is wholeheartedly committed to minimising all waste and if it should occur every effort will be made to recycle such materials.
ACIEM reduces the amount of waste created by careful and efficient office management and also provides the recycling of such waste where practicable.
Waste reduction is maximised by using recycled paper wherever appropriate and the use of environmentally friendly cleaning agents, which do not contain phosphates or CFC’s.
Electrical energy and heating energy is conserved by the widespread use of time switches.
Where we are able to influence the design for a project, we base our decisions on sustainable requirements in order to conserve resources for future generations. By the careful selection and use of these resources we are able to improve environmental performance over the ‘whole-life- of our construction projects.
Products are specified from suppliers and manufacturers that uphold the correct environmental codes and source their materials from sustainable sources or approved producers.