At Clarke Facades we take this element of our business very seriously and strive to make positive steps to implement our Environmental Policy.
Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. We recognise our responsibility for the protection of the natural environment and reduction of our carbon footprint.
As part of this pro-active approach, we have become heavily involved in more sustainable building applications such as External Wall Insulation Systems (EWI), which committed to reducing the use of fossil fuels to heat buildings.
We continue to implement our SWMP (Site Waste Management Plan). We are working with a leading recycling company to recycle Gypsum. This material can now be recycled to produce 100% re-useable powder for use in plasterboard and cement applications. Waste segregation and recycling is due to become a big part of the construction industry under new EU directives. We have foreseen these changes and have already developed our waste disposal practices.
Of course an effective environmental system not only works for the benefit of the environment, it also benefits local communities, employees, and the company itself, by improving bottom line results. For example, ensuring vehicles are properly maintained, increasing efficiency, clamping down on waste by operatives, recycling material packaging therefore reducing disposal costs.