The problem

The company needed to gain registration from a UKAS approved certified body for Environment Management.

The client

A £20m turnover civil engineering services contractor, operating throughout the Greater London Area, from their East London depot; the company activities mainly centred on paving and highway repairs and improvements. The Company undertake large and small contracts which include the traffic management and associated work to comply with statutory regulations.

The Company customer base includes local authorities who demand a quick and quality service to maintain their pavement and highway system. The depot is well equipped and suitably located to support field activities.

The Company already had registration to ISO 9001 which had been in place for a number of years.

The approach and the solution

The EMS had to consider the transitory nature of the company’s operations: essentially, new and unique risks are associated with each new site. Additionally, the environmental risks need to be assessed both before and during the site work undertaken.

Statius were commissioned to carry out an initial environmental review followed by the development of a full Environmental Management System.

The outcome

The Company successfully achieved registration to ISO 14001 at the first attempt. Since which time, the two systems have been integrated into a single management system combining the requirements of both quality and environmental standards. Statius continue to maintain the system on an ongoing basis.

Following the implementation of the EMS the company has achieved 100% recycling of all site waste and now purchase a significant amount of recycled road material arising from the original waste.

• “Our ISO systems have been used to differentiate our services from our competitors’”

• “The Environmental Management System helped us to identify the recycling opportunities and have dramatically reduced our waste to landfill”

• “Without the services of Statius we would not have been appointed to a £27m five year framework or won a number of substantial and lucrative contracts”