Overview of our economic ethos, obligations and company policy
Our vision is to turn Environmental challenges into competitive advantages using our holistic approach which is embedded in our strategic decision making process. Through this we can continue to reduce our impact, enhance ecology across our offices and projects and instil a culture across the business.
The Company Sustainable Business Strategy details our sustainability agenda driven from Managing Director Level and given a high priority within the business. This strategy plays a prominent role from the early planning and design stages of all projects through to project completion. We operate an EMS to ISO 14001:2015 and along with our Environmental Policy (link to policy) and Objectives we balance economic prosperity with sensitivity to the environment. Our team of qualified Environmentalists conduct audits to ensure compliance across the business and to drive continual improvement.
The Construction Industry is responsible for intensive use of energy, raw materials and water in the creation of buildings and infrastructure. We manage these impacts effectively through our monitoring and measuring procedures creating targets aimed at continual improvement which is monitored through our ISO 14001:2015 management system.
Key Performance indicators are agreed with the Board reported annually and benchmarked against industry through the annual Arena Network Survey. We have been a Platinum scoring company for the last three consecutive years which puts Henry Brothers in the top 15 companies in NI for environmental improvement with 2016 figures reflecting a reduction in electricity and gas carbon by -17% a reduction of -53% in waste generated and a reduction of -33% for fuel use.
Through established links with Queen’s University Belfast, Henry Brothers has sponsored a series of research based on sustainability in construction, to provide learning opportunities and employment for students. These projects are specific to Henry Brother’s operations within the UK and Northern Ireland and are designed to push the boundaries of sustainable construction to enable Henry Brothers to develop our Sustainable Business Strategy whilst providing invaluable experience to students.