HB Projects recognise the influence that construction has over all four pillars of sustainability; labour standards, health & safety, ethics and the environment and are committed to ensuring our business is fit for the future.
We have been awarded an EcoVadis silver rating and are a Supplier member of Sedex.
We have an-house sustainability team drawn from all areas of the business who focus on driving
initiatives through the organisation and supply chain and have chosen to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals to cultivate a holistic approach to being an organisation that operates in an ethical and sustainable manner.
Our environmental management system is certified to ISO 14001
Current campaigns include reducing waste and maximising energy efficiency both in our offices
and during site works along our journey to NetZero.
We have invested in environmental training at all levels, with operational employees undertaking the
IEMA Site Environmental Awareness Training (SEATS) and members of the compliance team
achieving higher level IEMA and Internal Auditor qualifications.
Internally, the push for sustainable business practices comes right from the top, with our Compliance Team ensuring that these values are adhered to in practice.
Several of our employees are Construction Ambassadors, working with local schools and colleges to promote careers in the construction industry, and have a strong apprentice programme.
We have introduced a minimum standard for our supply chain of CHAS Advanced. This independent check ensures that our contractors have suitable arrangements for promoting sustainable business.
We are implementing a sustainable procurement policy for goods only suppliers.
To promote engagement Supplier Engagement Groups (SEG) are held with key members of our
supply chain so that we can learn from the successes and challenges they experience.
Working with Clients
HB Projects work with our Clients to share learnings and innovations and promote a consistent
Together with Clients we are exploring options to design and build more efficiently, including:
- Lean construction techniques such as standardised designs, off site fabrication
- Improving thermal efficiency
- Reducing and replacing products with high carbon footprint or waste profiles, for example
- concrete, cladding panels & refrigerant gasses
- Forms of contract – design & build vs traditional, allowing more scope for direct influence during project development
- Space layout, separating fixtures with high heating or cooling requirements for more efficient performance
- More efficient uses of materials inherent properties, for example concrete as a medium for energy retention
Ed Beck, Joint Managing Director
Date Issued: 21st February 2023
Review Date: February 2024