City Build Manchester Ltd are committed to minimising our impact on, and actively protecting, our environment. We are focused on reducing our own carbon footprint and working closely with our clients and supply chain to assist them in reducing theirs.
City Build are ISO14001:2004 Accredited to International Standard, and our integrated Quality and Environmental Manual is operated throughout the business.
The Systems are regularly monitored and/or measured by the following means:
• Annual Management Review
• Twice Yearly ISOQAR Audit Assessments
• Monthly Internal Specific Audits
• Procedures and Work Instructions
• Test/Inspection Results
• Customer Complaints and Recalls
• Customer Satisfaction
• Corrective Actions
• Non-Conformances and Customer Complaints are reviewed and analysed at every Management Review.
In particular for site works, an identification of significant risks assessment sheet is completed on all projects prior to works commencing. The said assessment form reviews all legislation and processes relevant to the works to ensure we are fully compliant with the same and prepared for all eventualities.
All of our internal audits are undertaken by our two qualified assessors Mr Andrew Petrie and Mr Joe Sandiford. If as a result of any of the monitoring and measuring activities above, working methods or procedures are found to be nonconforming, the Managing Director takes whatever action is appropriate and ensures that all corrective actions or preventive measures are satisfactorily completed and reviewed at the Management Review.
In its construction practices, City Build are committed to minimising the damage and impact on the local environment and community at every site on which we operate, actively taking positive steps to minimise waste, noise and dust emissions as well as energy and water consumption. Waste management is a key issue for our business, and we constantly liaise with our suppliers and customers to promote the best possible environmental practice in the selection, use and disposal of the products and materials. We endeavor to minimise our environmental impacts through our continued use of local labour and resources and through our waste management plans which are implemented with the support of a local waste management company.
All materials are used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and COSHH assessments. Any Surplus material is disposed of in an authorised manner, approved by the Site Manager, in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Wherever possible, all wood based raw materials are sourced from sustainable sources, preferably FSC Chain of Custody Certified. We also consult with our supply chain on such matters to supplement our knowledge base and in some instances employ an Energy and Sustainability Consultant in order to take advantage of the myriad of materials etc. that exist on the market place.
Environmental controls must be maintained at the highest possible level and continued improvements in environmental performance can only be achieved by the co-operative efforts and total commitment of everyone within the business. All subcontractors who are employed by City Build are issued with a copy of our Environmental Policy so they are aware of what is expected from all who work on our projects to reduce any harmful effects on the environment wherever possible. We actively encourage that they formulate and produce their own policy to ensure our company aims and aspirations are aligned. Only by working together will we be able to achieve such goals.