SLS Builders Ltd as a specialist Company having recognised responsibility for environmental matters, place a particularly high priority on environmental affairs with regard to Company operations and the range of services offered to customers. The Company operates a policy of effecting continual improvement and change in accordance with developing knowledge and changing environmental requirements.
SLS Builders Ltd staff are aware of the environmental sensitivity of the business sector in which the Company operates, and seek to continually develop the Company environmental compliance. Due to the need for continual improvement, it can never be possible to detail fully the Company environmental activities, but the following specific objectives form the basis of the Company Policy.
All Company operations must be carried out with due regard to all appropriate and relevant Environmental legislation and regulatory considerations.
The Company will continue to make available resources to ensure that suppliers and customers are made fully aware of their environmental, legislative responsibilities and related activities.
The company will take whatever measures may be necessary to ensure that the segregation of waste, collection, transportation, storage, recycling, reclamation and disposal of waste does not become hazardous to public health or the environment and that all waste transactions are recorded and records retained.
Controlled waste (IE general and hazardous waste) must not be stockpiled or treated (including bonfires) at company sites or premises without the appropriate Waste Management Permit from the Environment Agency (Waste Management Regulations Section 33).
The company recognises that Waste Management Duty of Care Regulations gives them responsibility for all of their waste until its final disposal site. This requires the prevention of uncontrolled releases of material (e.g. use of covered skips).
Any hazardous waste as classified must be disposed of according to the Hazardous Waste Regulations2005 and the consignment note procedure followed.
Considerate Contractors guidelines will be followed on site as applicable in order to minimise disturbance to the local environment.
The Company will only use disposal facilities that hold an appropriate permit where the level of operational control and environmental compliance is deemed to be of a suitable level, and represents responsible Waste Management. The Company operates a continual training programme to ensure that staff keep up-to-date on the safe handling and disposal of all types of waste.
The company is committed to the prevention of pollution to air, land or water, including the uncontrolled releases of material (e.g. prevent leaks of diesel from tanks using bunds).
The Company will ensure that all transportation and the disposal of waste is covered by the appropriate documentation to ensure that the Duty of Care (Section 34) of The Environmental Protection Act 1990 is fully complied with, regarding Waste Transfer Notes and waste descriptions. The Company will ensure that every effort is made to police the compliance of third parties within this Legislation.
The Company co-operates with, and assists to the best of its ability, officers of the Waste Regulatory Authorities in the exercise of their duties.
The Company has a policy of compliance with the Codes of Practice and Guidance published by The National Association of Waste Disposal Contractors (NAWDC) in the promotion of high environmental standards for the waste industry.
The Company requires its staff to advise senior management of any concerns they may have regarding poor practice by a Waste Disposal contractor, whether a NAWDC member or a non-member, or about any acts by a NAWDC member which might be detrimental to the environment.