Considerate Construction

making construction more sustainable

Actively managing environmental, carbon, health & safety and social impacts (from domestic to infrastructure projects) positively impacts how your company is perceived in the market 

SUSTAINABILITY & CARBON OFFSETTING PROJECTS

Increase your points in the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) - invest in social impact projects

UK Community Projects

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Tree Planting

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Carbon Offsetting Projects

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Carbon Footprint Ltd specialise in serving the construction sector, providing a full range of carbon, energy, Health & Safety services and also software tools:

We provide solutions, whether you are just starting out on your sustainability journey or you have a mature/leading edge programme in place.

  • Carbon Footprinting / Assurance - for your reporting requirements
  • Carbon Offsetting- high quality certified carbon offsets to render your organisation or your projects as carbon neutral
  • Sustrax - Carbon Tracking software tools - carbon and environmental metric tacking tools -for organisation & project use. 
  • Energy Auditing  - organisation and project energy assessments, recommendations and costed payback analysis       
  • ISO 9001ISO 14001ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 - full assistance with strategy, planning & documentation towards certification
  • Training/Employee Learning  progranmes - classroom and E-learning on all aspects of energy, carbon, sustainability, H&S

 

 

PAS 2080 Carbon Management in Infrastructure is here

PAS 2080 is a new 'standard' developed within the construction industry that describes how carbon should measured & managed and reported throughout all project stages - including operational use.  In our opinion, it provides a very useful process for a responsible construction businesses to follow across all projects.

Measure all project emissions - along the full value chain. Our Sustrax Carbon Tracking software is a cost effective way of doing this. 

Include building materials - we provide full support to assess the embedded carbon emissions and environmental impacts of your materials - including support for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Lifecycle Assessments assessments (including PAS2050).   

Consider lifetime emissions and also end life - so-called 'capital carbon', 'operational carbon' and 'user carbon' needs consideration  

 

Other legislation that may impact you

  • Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting - If you are currently listed on the FTSE Main Market you must  do this. We expect all large entities to be required to do this - an announcement is expected in Autumn 2016. Don't forget - this is UK Legislation and completely unaffected by the Brexit vote.
  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Stage 2 - We expect this to stay in place for 2019. You can start audit work at any time between 1 Jan 2016 and 31 Dec 2019. 
  • ISO 50001 (Energy Management System) provides an alternative compliance route and is popular within the sector - get support

Not Legislation ... But strongly favoured for business management & PQQs

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 - The 2015 standard is now here and you will need to make the transition before end 2018 - dependent on your recertification date!  You can get the new standard ahead of your recertification date - and benefit from differentiation.

The process is straightforward and because these ISOs now share a common structure ( so-called 'Annex SL' - also shared by ISO 50001 and ISO 27001  (IT Security)) it will soon become very familiar and provides an ideal time and opportunity to integrate into an Integrated Management System (IMS).

ISO 9001 on-line Gap Tool

ISO14001:2015 on-line Gap Test

Sustainability & Environmental Reporting

Leading construction businesses now produce a formal Sustainability or Environmental report - often to support/ complement their Annual Report & Accounts.

  • You may be asked by your supply chain to complete one for the CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) or you may voluntarily decide to submit your own.
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) provides a useful (and free!) format/template  to complete Sustainability Reporting - it is well recognised and you can decide whether to make this public or use for internal management  

 

Contact Us to discuss Sustainability Solutions for your Business

Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)

You will need to measure and monitor your carbon impacts. 

We have consultant led support and also class leading & cost effective software tools to make this easy for you.  

Carbon Offsetting & Social Impact projects in the UK 

We have projects across the Globe and also within the UK - including schools based tree planting and renewable energy to compensate emissions. 

 

Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)

You will need to measure and monitor your carbon impacts. 

We have consultant led support and also class leading & cost effective software tools to make this easy for you.  

Carbon Offsetting & Social Impact projects in the UK 

We have projects across the Globe and also within the UK - including schools based tree planting and renewable energy to compensate emissions.