Sustainability in Civil Engineering and Construction is the optimisation of construction activities in a way that does not have harmful effects on resources, surroundings and living ecosystems. It is a way of minimising harmful environmental impacts of construction projects.
Guideline ACT has an Environmental Management System in place and is committed to continual review and improvement of its Environmental Management System.
The objectives which Guideline ACT base it’s Environmental Management System on are:
- Comply with relevant environmental legislation, Environment Protection Authority licenses, guidelines and any specific contract requirements.
- Take all reasonable measures to stop erosion and sediment runoff, minimize dust and noise ensuring construction activities do not adversely affect the environment.
- Respond promptly to any situation which could cause adverse environmental impacts.
- Consider the environment in all aspects of operation at all levels including business decisions.
- Support the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Design and Construction practices.
- Set environmental targets in terms of reportable environmental incidents at each management meeting and review the results.
Guideline ACT aims to prevent problems from occurring and promote continuous improvement towards best practice in environmental management.