Environmental policy

GD Harries & Sons Ltd (The Organisation) is committed to the continual Environmental improvement of its quarries, processing plants, asphalt plants, concrete plants, surfacing, construction and haulage operations.

The Organisation will achieve this by:

  • Setting and communicating environmental objectives and targets; and reviewing them
  • Taking into account of the purpose and context of the organisation, including the nature, scale and environmental impacts of its activities, products and services
  • Maintaining a commitment to the protection of the environment, including prevention of pollution and meeting our permit and compliance obligations
  • Complying with all applicable legal requirements to which the Company subscribes
  • Training all staff in the relevant aspects and impacts and their Environmental duties and encourage suggestions for improvements
  • Paying due regard to increasing environmental pressures and meeting (and exceeding wherever possible) all relevant environmental requirements and codes of practice
  • Assessing in advance, the environmental impact of any new significant facilities, or operations, and mitigating against that impact, wherever possible
  • Taking any opportunity to minimise the impact of our construction works and to reuse, recycle materials and remove waste
  • Conserving resources by monitoring and controlling the use of energy and resources
  • Procuring, planning and delivering our construction activities so as to continually reduce material, fuel and carbon usage- within our customers’ remits
  • Regularly auditing site-based activities, to ensure compliance with the environmental policy and the environmental management system.

This environmental policy will be reviewed on an annual basis in the light of operational experience gained during the implementation of the environmental management system.

Nick Cleary
Construction Services Director
Issue 1.09
Reviewed 1st September 2023