The construction industry in the UK is responsible for a high percentage of CO2 emissions, wastage and resource use. With this in mind The Better Roofing Company has developed the following policy to show clearly our intentions to operate in as sustainable and environmentally conscious way as possible, whilst being accountable for all our resource use and waste.
The Better Roofing Company commits to using materials that satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
- Low carbon/carbon neutral
- Low embodied energy
- Energy efficient
- FSC certified
Where possible The Better Roofing Company will acquire its energy from 100% renewable sources. Where this is not possible we shall offset our energy footprint through a registered carbon-offsetting scheme.
The Better Roofing Company will actively support emerging fuel technologies and make transitions where possible.
To minimise fuel use we will maintain our vehicles to a high mechanical standard and avoid unnecessary journeys.
Our priority is to continually strive to minimise our wastage, both from a fiscal and environmental standpoint.
The waste that we create falls into the following categories:
- Hazardous - to be disposed of at a relevant hazardous waste collection site.
- Recyclable - The Better Roofing Company will always attempt to reuse or recycle any applicable waste, either within the industry or through municipal recycling facilities.
- Non-recyclable - To be disposed of correctly through local municipal facilities.