Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
We believe it is incumbent on us to conduct our business in a way that takes into account all the consequences of our actions, including the consequences to other people, and the consequences to the environment. We are committed to reducing the environmental impacts associated with all aspects of our business.
We take a positive approach in an industry which customarily regards environmental improvement as an unaffordable luxury. At Quest we have always taken our corporate responsibilities seriously and our obligations to the community in general are at the forefront of our environmental strategy. Accordingly we have implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS). Within our EMS we have introduced several measures to focus on the following issues.
Endorsing the responsible.
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
We have introduced a reliable method of monitoring which includes a scoring system that measures all aspects of our current carbon footprint and applies this analysis to identify the most significant
Key areas for reducing the carbon footprint of our business activities are:
• Fuel Consumption and Emissions
• Power Consumption
• Reducing Construction Phase Emissions
• Low Carbon Building Design
Recognising the increased awareness of climate change we are committed to reducing energy consumption across the company.
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Waste Management Practice
As a company we are conscious of the need to preserve resources, minimise waste and reduce the impact on the environment. Consequently, we have introduced and adopted the following environmental and recycling initiatives.
Even before we are awarded a contract our responsibilities are taken into consideration.At tender stage we rigorously examine all options for the use of reclaimed and recycled construction materials that meet the specification criteria and comply with current British Standards.
Where adequate space is available, and when the size of a project permits, we will always segregate waste as it is generated using different skips. At a minimum we will provide skips for timber, inert and residual materials and metal. Where multiple skips cannot be considered for economical reasons, or for practical reasons, we will always use a Local Authority Licensed Waste Management company to handle our waste that will recover and recycle materials from mixed skips.
Key areas for Good Site Practice:
• Site Waste Management Plan | • Selective Purchasing and Suitable Storage Facilities • Site Activities | • Training and Awareness | • Waste Segregation
Each of our projects has a site specific waste management plan which identifies opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
Sustainably sourced, responsibly used.
Sustainable Materials and our Supply Chain
We work closely with our clients, designers and project teams to encourage the use of more sustainable materials.
All our timber suppliers are FSC/PEFC certified.
Sustainable outcomes will result from good site management to
encourage resource efficiency, increase materials recovery and avoid
Key areas for Sustainable Construction:
• Responsible Procurement of Materials
• Increasing the use of Secondary and Recycled Materials
• Maximising the use of Recovered Materials On-Site or Locally
• Procurement of Products Containing Higher than Standard
Levels of Recycled Materials
• Use of Renewable Material
The choices we make about what we buy and how we buy it can make a
huge impact on all aspects of sustainable development.