Today, our sustainability projects form an even greater part of our business activities than ever before – reflecting the growing awareness and demand for sustainable practices in the construction industry.
Dedicate additional resource to informing our clients about which of our products contain recycled content, are reusable, or are recyclable (and to which waste stream they belong).
Increase the number of materials supplied which contain post-consumer recycled content.
Use local materials and engage local labour with appropriate opportunities for skills, training, work experience and apprenticeships.
Minimise transit packaging and, where protective packaging is necessary, ensure they are made from recycled content and/or is recyclable after use.
Protec is one of only 16 construction industry suppliers to reach Gold status with the Supply Chain Sustainability School, which now has over 13,000 members*.
This achievement demonstrates our ever-growing commitment to address both environmental and social sustainability issues within the construction industry supply chain.
* Figures correct as of July 2016
Protec achieved ISO 14001 accreditation in 2008, primarily to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting our organisation, both internally and externally.
Registration to the scheme has increased the level of participation and given everyone a platform to raise environmental issues and it is now clear that environmental performance is an important part of our corporate culture.
Our Environmental Management System ensures all information is properly documented, communicated and retained. This allows us to review our impacts regularly. We have also been able to streamline our operations and even realise monetary savings as a result of greater operational efficiency and energy conservation.