Why this is important to us
Growing pressure on clients to respond to tightening environmental legislation has led to more stringent environmental criteria within their purchasing decisions. As experts in the environmental sciences, Mouchel is working with clients and partners every day to reduce the environmental burden associated with the delivery of the UK’s essential asset management, maintenance and citizen services.
The Head of Assurance is responsible for day-to-day environmental policy and procedure. He is responsible to a director, who reports directly to the chief executive. Mouchel’s Environmental Management System (EMS) provides the direction and framework for all of the Group's activities and is supported through role-based training (delivered via an e-learning portal and a comprehensive SHE training programme).
Mouchel’s EMS meets the requirements of the environmental management system standard ISO 14001:2004 and is registered through external verification by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance.
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In the year ending 31 July 2011 there were no enforcement actions against Mouchel relating to environmental matters and we have continued to encourage greater levels of incident reporting throughout the business - to ensure better visibility of potential regulatory risks within both office and site environments.
To see how we are progressing across the full range of indicators please visit the performance section and view our three-year performance summary.
Progress against our commitments
|Commitment: Limit damage to the environment; working with clients to reduce their environmental risks and impacts|
|2010/2012 Objectives||Our progress so far||What’s next?|
|Maintain ISO 14001 certification for all core business activities.||We have achieved continued registration to ISO 14001 for all core business activities during the year. In 2011 we also brought a number of independently-certified joint venture partnerships under our Group certificate, including the Impact and Unity Partnerships in the North West.||We will continue to extend the scope of our ISO 14001 certification as a result of new business activities and contracts. In 2012 we will work with clients to certify our Local Authority operations with Bournemouth Borough Council and highways technology operations with joint venture partners Thalis.|
|Provide employees with clear information around environmental near-miss/incident reporting.||We have made further improvements to our online incident reporting tool – Safeguard – and updated our SHE management systems to provide employees with more consistent guidance.||We will introduce new employee awareness campaigns around health, safety and environmental near-miss/incident reporting in 2012 and will continue to monitor trends in these areas.|
|All key employees delivering projects/services to receive environmental risk assessment training.||All environmental coordinators based in our ISO 14001 certified offices have now received training on the management of environmental risks.||We will continue to roll-out risk assessment training through our network of environmental coordinators at non ISO 14001 certified locations.|