31st May 2016
This week is ‘Green Hands Week’ at Hughes and Salvidge. In a nutshell, all this week we are having a focus on environmental matters throughout our organisation – both in our offices and out on our demolition sites.
Our Green Hands Initiative was first launched in early 2015. It is an internal environmental strategy and action plan for Hughes and Salvidge based upon improving targets currently identified through our existing Environmental Management System. Find out more about our Green Hands Initiative here. Since its launch Green Hands has proved a really successful tool in raising awareness, and in turn our standards, in all matters concerning the environment. Our employees have embraced the goals of the initiative and have supported its implementation.
Now over a year old, we decided to dedicate a full week to promoting Green Hands and reinforcing the initiative. In preparation for the week we have issued all employees with Green Hands t-shirts and have promoted the event via posters, e mails and memos. During this week Site Managers will be carrying out a series of environmental toolbox talks as well as doing additional environmental appraisals of our sites – above and beyond our standard environmental site audits. Site Managers have been issued with giant foam green hands to go around sites and point out examples of good practice – whilst we take environmental matters very seriously, we can also have a bit of fun when it comes to praising our staff for their excellent work!
In addition to our scheduled activities we have also placed suggestion boxes on sites to encourage employees to put their ideas forward as to how we can improve our environmental performance even further. Our SHEQ Manager is visiting sites throughout the week to discuss ideas and share best practice.
Article By Will Spong
Will has been a Business Development Executive at Hughes and Salvidge since 2016. He has worked on tenders for the UK Government, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and the Ministry of Defence.More article by Will Spong