We are fully committed to achieving a sustainable future and recognise the role that our industry plays in this. To ensure business-wide adherence to our environmental principles, we have put various steps, procedures and initiatives in place. This is how we’re championing sustainability at Gloster MEP:

  • We have an environmental management system and are ISO 14001 accredited
  • All products and systems use the latest designs, minimising environmental impact
  • All suppliers are Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accredited
  • On site, we complete audits for environmental risks and have a dust and noise prevention strategy
  • We are proactively upgrading our fleet to all electric vehicles
  • We implement sustainable design, using building information modeling (BIM) to minimise waste and improve green credentials
  • Many of our projects are rated “Excellent” by the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Long term, we have a strategy to become carbon neutral
  • We utilise and maintain an environmental aspects and impacts register
  • We replant 250 trees per quarter
  • We are aiming to offset all our carbon emissions by 2023

We reduce environmental impact in our everyday operations, including:

  • Emissions monitoring and reduction wherever possible
  • Using PIR lights and energy-efficient products
  • Reusing and recycling where possible on all refurbishment contracts
  • Minimising waste in the office and on site
  • Operating a fully electric fleet of aftercare and maintenance vehicles

Our sustainable procurement policy statement

We are committed to sustainable procurement – here are our policy aims and objectives:

  • Procure from ethical and legal sources
  • Use local suppliers and sub-contractors where possible to minimise environmental impact associated with transportation while supporting the local economy
  • Ensure all our suppliers are Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accredited
  • Include sustainability criteria when appointing the services of sub-contractors
  • Request details from sub-contractors regarding environmental policies, management systems and environmental breaches; assess this information as part of company approval processes
  • Work with clients and designers for the specification of materials with recycled content, or materials that can be easily recycled at the end of their useful life
  • Stimulate and support innovation that provides more sustainable solutions
  • Encourage the reuse of materials as a first priority in preference of purchasing new materials
  • Require that all members of the supply chain comply with relevant legal requirements according to industry guidelines and standards, and be able to demonstrate this
  • Purchase timber that has been certified as originating from a responsibly managed forest by an organisation such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • Avoid the use of materials and substances with hazardous properties, and avoid processes that could cause damage to the environment and people’s health
  • Collaborate on sustainable procurement opportunities throughout the supply chain and through membership of trade associations, sharing best practices
  • Promote awareness of this policy amongst employees and the supply chain

We have appointed Paul Cox, Operations Director at Gloster MEP, to oversee and drive this sustainable procurement policy.

Get in touch with Gloster MEP.

Call: 0207 089 6910
Email: enquiries@glostermep.co.uk