POLICIES FROM THE JCJ GROUP
SPECIALISTS IN DEMOLITION

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STATEMENT
We at JCJ Group operate as a specialist contractor in the demolition and construction industries. We are committed to being a highly successful company and take full account of environmental aspects of all the operations and activities with the aim of reducing all adverse impacts on the natural environment. This policy describes how we will achieve this aim.

This Environmental Policy applies to all of JCJ Group’s operations including management, office services, procurement, site processes and project delivery. James Caldwell, Managing Director, is responsible for ensuring that the policy is implemented. However, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the objectives and targets of the policy are met. JCJ Group will ensure that resources are available to enable them to achieve their objectives and targets.

During 2007 and 2008, our objectives are to:

•  Comply with all demands of environmental legislation and approved code of practice;

• Assess the likely environmental impacts of our activities, including ultimate disposal of materials and waste products in order to achieve and reflect good practice in environmental management where practical and economic;

•  Provide a healthy and safe environment for all employees, contractors and visitors;

•  Purchase goods, substances and materials that have low impact on the environment;

•  Implement initiatives to increase opportunities for reusing and recycling waste materials from our works;

• Communicate the environmental, health and safety concerns regarding our operations to our employees, sub-contractors and clients to ensure co-operation in implementing the necessary standards to enable to company to achieve it environmental goals;

• Work only with contractors and other companies who strive to achieve good standards in environmental management;

•  Utilise energy efficiently and reduce water consumption where practicable;

• Continue to use low emission vehicles / machineries and reduce diesel consumption by efficient logistical planning;

• Participate in trade associations and professional organisations regarding environmental, health and safety issues (e.g. NFDC, NDTG, IDE);

• Sustain a programme of continual improvement in environmental performance incorporating suitable measurement and monitoring mechanisms (e.g. PPI); and

•  Assess and minimise the potential of smoke, dust, noise and vibration from our works.

To assist in the achievement our objectives, we have set ourselves the following targets, which should be met by December 2007 at the latest:

•  Inform all new customers and suppliers about our environmental policy;

•  Define good housekeeping for all materials, ensure all employees receive training in god housekeeping and incorporate this training into the induction programme for new employees;

•  Provide information training to all safe on environmental;

•  Maintain appropriate records and revise procedures or implement new procedures as necessary;

• Continue to review our materials management system to reduce the amount of waste materials being disposed of and identify any improvements; and

• Appoint an Environmental Champion to drive good management practice and move towards an Environmental System, in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14001.

Progress against these objectives will be identified through internal environmental audits, through our performance reporting structure and monitored in our regular monthly meetings.

This Environmental Policy is available on request. If you wish to obtain a copy or would like to discuss our progress against our objectives, please telephone 0141 554 2758.

Print Name: Mr James Caldwell   
Position: Managing Safety Director
Signed:
Date: May 2007

JCJ Demolition and Construction Limited | Registration in Scotland No. SC117394
Tel: 0141 554 2758 | Fax: 0141 554 3020 | Email: info@jcj-group.co.uk

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