In today’s economic climate it is important that the way we work and operate fulfils and meets client and public expectations. We aim to minimise our environmental impact in every way possible. Our programme to reduce waste, energy consumption, emissions, the use of non-sustainable materials and water consumption continues to be developed. GAP is ISO14001 accredited.
Our Green Action Plan outlines the areas in which we are reducing our environmental impact. These include;
Our vehicle fleet is continuously monitored for fuel efficiency utilising electronic interface provided by BP. This helps to identify any variances from tolerance and remedial action can be taken as necessary. All GAP vehicles are maintained to at least the minimum standards required by the manufacturers, ensuring they always operate in a safe, fuel efficient manner.
GAP has invested in video conferencing in our Head Office and Regional Headquarters. This gives GAP the ability to reduce each employee’s carbon footprint by limiting the distances they are required to travel for meetings.
Sustainable Resource Use
We take particular care in the disposal of waste products. We have recently introduced Waste2Water in some new depots which reuses the water used to wash the plant and equipment. Our Head Office has a well established recycling policy, with ‘Green Zones’ throughout the building for recycling paper, tin cans, plastic and card. In addition to this, we also recycle our used printer cartridges and mobile phones.
Sustainable Waste Management
GAP selects plant and equipment to minimise the environmental risk - we have invested in items such as solar powered and battery traffic lights which eliminate the need for fuel. All compressors are fitted with bunded chassis and we can supply drip trays as requested which reduces the risk of any fuel spills. We ensure that all mobile fitting vehicles are equipped with spill kits when attending any site.
We seek to influence suppliers and their designers in areas where designs and specifications may be made more benign to the environment. Where possible GAP will use suppliers that are ISO14001 registered or have an environmental policy. Suppliers to GAP will be monitored and audited at regular intervals to ensure the highest standards are in place with supply chain partners.
Environmentally friendly vehicles
Our 26T Plant delivery Vehicles are have Euro Five engines with reduced Pollution Certificates, these lorries are multi purpose as they carry their own Hiab cranes allowing multi drops to include varying types & sizes of plant, reducing delivery times & quantities of delivery vehicles on the road helping to provide a better service for our customers. We have LPG Ford Transits and Electric vehicles on order for use in the South East region