At idverde, we know that our activities will impact on our environment and that we have a responsibility to minimise the negative impacts and maximise the positive impacts.
The framework within which we manage our environmental impact is our Integrated Management System (IMS), certificated by our accreditation partner, NQA, as meeting the ISO 14001:2015 standards.
Within this accreditation, we assess and manage all significant impacts as a result of our activities and annually set aims, objectives and targets to further improve our performance.
Our ongoing Aims and Objectives are to:
- Minimise emissions caused through direct operating practices
- Minimise use of primary resources
- Optimise waste reduction by helping to identify and then design out waste, ensuring that our working practices are efficient and re-using surplus materials arising from our activities
- Explore the use of realistic alternative fuels, such as electric power and/or hybrid power sources
- Identify, source and use materials that are as socially and environmentally friendly as possible
- Minimise potable water consumption and maximise the effectiveness of irrigation
- Ensure that whilst undertaking our work we protect and, where possible, enhance biodiversity and local ecosystems
- Use the quietest and cleanest methods of operation wherever possible to minimise pollution
- Work with the communities closest to operations to provide training and employment, and involve local people in our projects and services to help deliver best value
- Provide fair and open opportunities for local people and suppliers to contribute to idverde UK’s projects
Our QHSE team is responsible for maintaining our ISO14001 accreditation. External audits are conducted annually by idverde’s audit partners NQA. Internal audits are also conducted on our term contracts on a minimum of an annual frequency by the QHSE team, using our robust internal audit protocol and checklist for guidance.