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21/06/2018

McGee is awarded prestigious Environmental RoSPA Award

McGee has received a Highly Commended RoSPA International Dilmun Environmental Award 2018 for their dedication to environmental management in Construction. 

The Award recognises excellence in environmental management performance and looks for companies or projects that showcase excellence in one or more areas of environmental management. Innovation is also particularly acknowledged.

A prestigious evening ceremony run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) was held on the 19th of June, right in the heart of London’s historic Royal Docks at ExCel, London with the McGee Environmental team in attendance.

After much deliberation, the judges from RoSPA announced McGee as the winner of the Highly Commended International Dilmun Environmental Award 2018. As the RoSPA citation praised the “story” and “passion” of environmental excellence within McGee as what is being sought within the industry.

Tamil Uddin, Group Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Said:

“I am delighted McGee has been awarded the Highly Commended International Dilmun Environmental Award. It reflects the dedication we have to maintain and develop such a sustainable business, focusing on our environmental responsibilities. The RoSPA Award is the outcome of our hard work and as we continue to stay committed to reducing our environmental impact.”

Whether McGee is leading a waste management plan for a complex deconstruction project in the heart of London’s Mayfair or considering how its fleet impacts the environment, the business ensures that environmental considerations are a core focus to its operations.

As a matter of best practice, McGee’s Environmental team constantly monitors and measures environmental impact across the business, producing monthly progress reports to determine environmental management performance against stringent objectives. The team ensures compliance but goes far beyond this as they constantly look to seek new and innovative sustainable solutions. At the end of the year, a Group Environmental report is produced and presented to a board, analysing the company’s environmental performance throughout the year and setting objectives for the next.

To support their RoSPA submission, McGee provided a number of case studies to provide an insight of their work to reduce environmental impact and provide sustainable solutions wherever possible.

  • Ever mindful of the well documented issues within London of poor air quality, primarily due to emissions from road vehicles, the Transport and Environmental teams partnered with the City of London Corporation and other interested parties to commit to becoming ‘Clean Air Champions’ preventing vehicle idling and unnecessary journeys using GPS and state-of-the-art technology. McGee continues to invest in this area to reduce emissions from their vehicles.
  • On site, McGee’s site teams are encouraged to demonstrate environmental best practice wherever possible. An excellent example of this was on its Southbank Place demolition project where the team formed an innovative basement access ramp from demolition arisings to allow access for the plant and follow-on trade contractors. An in-situ crusher processed material which was re-used on the project for engineering backfill, working platforms and building the new basement access ramp. This methodology resulted in the reduction of more than a 1,000 lorry movements on TfL routes, saving c.21 tonnes of carbon.
  • Always mindful of the broader environmental landscape and broader Government and Local Authority strategies, McGee was involved in the successful set-up of a local waste database – an initiative where local contractors list all available aggregates to help reduce lorry movements on the TfL network, thus again helping to reduce carbon emissions.
  • In regards to delivering innovative sustainability on projects, McGee created advanced solutions through BREEAM which supported the Southbank Place Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Ultra site status on behalf of the client, Canary Wharf Contractors. McGee saved 99.8% of materials on site from being sent to landfill. This was the UK’s first CCS Ultra pilot scheme used to drive further improvements throughout the construction industry.

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards