ITC and sustainability
15th August 2019
One of our core values at ITC is our belief in being better, and this not only includes the quality of our projects and client experience, but our commitment to the environment. It’s the responsibility of everyone in our industry to continually look for ways to make materials and construction methods more sustainable, to ensure we safeguard our planet for the future.
This commitment plays out in a number of practical ways on our projects. All our projects are enrolled on a wood recycling scheme, to make sure any left over wood from construction isn’t wasted and can be used again. Just recently, our Shakespeare Road site achieved 10 tonnes of recycled wood, seeing our project give a new lease of life to the old office site as well as the materials involved!
We also have dedicated team members who are on hand to assist clients working towards BREEAM or SKA specifications. For example, our £3.9m refurbishment at Polka Theatre is being completed to BREEAM standards, which requires capturing essential environmental information from the very beginning of works. Our Manuals Co-ordinator Michelle Wilsdon headed up an ITC team which visited the site to collect this data before the project broke ground.
ITC’s commitment to the environment is found both on and off site. We have a company Green Team which monitors and reviews our processes to ensure we are constantly innovating in every area of the business when it comes to sustainability.
Our industry accreditations also allow us to keep at the forefront of the industry in sustainable and ethical practice. We are SafePQQ accredited, which signifies we have been audited on our processes in the categories of Environment, Finance Finance, Environment, Quality Management, Equality, Modern Slavery, Anti-bribery, GDPR, Right to work, and Building Information Modelling (BIM). We also hold the latest environmental ISO accreditation, ISO 14001: 2015.
Interested in finding out more about our environmental policies and the way we can help clients achieve their environmental goals? Get in touch here.