Concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are integral to our core values.
We are committed to creating and maintaining good sustainable practises which reduce environmental impact to our activities and of each project.
Preparing For A Bright, Greener Future
With a strong focus on innovation, our overriding aim is to reduce the impact our business has the environment by providing effective, goal focussed solutions for our clients, protecting our team and safeguarding the communities we work in.
Our sustainability agenda focusses on three key areas:
Our commitment to sustainability and social value is at the heart of all we do. For us there is no distinction between being a successful business and an environmentally conscious corporate entity. Globally, we face a Climate Emergency and in order to contribute positively we all have to play our part to halt climate change and combat its potentially devastating effects. We have set ourselves an ambitious target to become 100% carbon neutral by 2035.
Company Environmental Initiatives
Recycling & Waste
No waste sent to landfill.
97% of our manufacturing waste is recycled, and 3% which cannot be recycled is turned into electric energy and fed back into the grid.
We are committed to having all our fleet on hybrid or full electric by 2025.
In our factory, we are replacing our fleet of gas powered pallet handlers with electric vehicles.
Car sharing is encouraged where possible to save on unnecessary journeys.
Cycle to Work Scheme
We're pleased to offer many benefits to our employees including a cycle to work scheme.
We are committed to installing solar panels on our factory and warehouses over the next 5 years.
Low Energy Lighting
Low energy LED units have replaced all internal fluorescent factory light units and the floodlights in the yard. These are linked to ambient daylight sensors so the lights are only on when required.
Sustainability of LGSF Structures
Sigmat structures are built using steel with 42% recycled content.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
Substantial reduction in the overall carbon footprint of a building.
Remember manufacture of concrete generates 9% of the world's carbon emissions - almost 3 times as much as the entire aviation industry.
Light gauge framed steel structures are substantially lighter than traditional steel framed buildings allowing significant reduction in the construction of foundations.
End of Life Recyclability
It is well known that steel is one of the world’s most recycled materials with a potential recovery and re-use factor in excess of 90%.
Construction Site Waste
Site waste is virtually eliminated using pre-engineered and fabricated product so contributes to zero waste targets on site.
As the volume of material on our delivery is greater there are less vehicle deliveries to the project, which assist in reducing the impact on the environment.
Speed of Construction
Speed of construction increased by over 30% and less operatives enable social distancing which reduces site impacts - improves site safety due to less operatives.
Floor concrete specification: C32/40
Steel specification: BS EN 10346
Galvanising specification: S450GD+Z275