Dyer & Butler’s business strategy is closely linked to sustainability and defining how we can continue to influence and contribute to a more sustainable world. As we have moved forward, this has become increasingly important, particularly within the construction industry.
We believe our approach to sustainability is cohesive across the business; our commitment to sustainability can be identified as three separate areas; social, economic and environmental. The social aspect covers our pledge to interact and engage with our local communities, the economic aspect is our commitment to ensuring that we employ local personnel and source materials from local suppliers and finally, the environmental aspect identifies how we are committed to looking after and reducing our impact on the environment.
Dyer & Butler strives to maintain environmental best practice and is always seeking to find ways in which our environmental management arrangements can be continually improved. In response to this our company is now able to implement and administer the requirements of the Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Awards Scheme (CEEQUAL), our Head of SHEQ & T, Steve Broom, is a qualified CEEQUAL Assessor.
Key features of Dyer & Butler’s commitment to sustainability:
- Community engagement strategies, ensure residents involvement across all phases of a project.
- Our aim where possible is to support the local social agenda to deliver success projects that benefit the community.
- A ‘local’ workforce, spread across our geography, which allows us to cut down on unnecessary commuting to site.
- We ensure workers who live near each other travel to site together in one vehicle.
- Actively source local materials, where possible, keeping the pound local and bringing a economic benefit to the local community.
- Every project has a site specific project management plan which incorporates all environmental matters such as noise, vibration and pollution, as well as client specific, statutory and project specific requirements.
- Reporting environmental incidents at the highest level within the company
- We work with our customers, their project teams and our suppliers to enhance performance across all aspects of our construction and waste management activity.
- All sites operate Site Waste Management Plans.
- We will always purchase materials with low embodied carbon to reduce our carbon footprint wherever practical.
- Use of recycled materials wherever possible – such as Pulverised Bottom Ash from waste to energy recycling plants.
- To ensure our construction processes, methodologies and material selections minimise CO2 emissions.
- Recycling of materials on site – using crushers to grade excavated materials that can then be used as backfill or hardcore.
- All timber we purchase is sourced from local, sustainable and traceable sources.
- We trial the use of new technologies and solutions such as the use of solar powered welfare units as opposed to the standard diesel units.