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What does Sustainable Construction Mean?

What does Sustainable Construction Mean?

Chas (The Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme), in one of their latest blogs, explores some of the steps that construction companies can make in their quest for sustainability. Ideas put forward by Chas, the preapproved scheme which allows contractors to demonstrate to potential clients that they meet the required health & safety standards, champions the need to take a step by step approach to be sustainable, and to be honest with yourself about areas that need improving.

The article looks at some subject matter you may be familiar with, like the use of sustainable materials, as this area remains complex and one where new products are coming to the fore all the time.

But Chas also highlights how your choice of contractors can play a huge role in improving the environmental impact construction has on our planet.

‘Sustainability accreditation is by far the simplest and easiest way to ensure your contractors are working to source your goods and services in ways that conform to environmental practices. Accreditation demonstrates commitments to sustainability, which streamlines contractor procurement and prevents your business from being misled about the environmental practices of your supply chain.’

The blog also highlights how open and honest practice — owning your practices and recognising your room for improvement — is the way to ensure all your unsustainable activities are eventually addressed and resolved. And how compliance is key to achieving industry-wide sustainability in the construction sector, as we have seen with the government’s recent regulations regarding Net Zero targets.

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