Eco Friendly Approach
We recognise that our operations impact the local, regional and global environment. Our mission is to design and deliver projects through a collaborative and responsible working culture, encouraging staff, clients and end-users alike, towards more positive and sustainable ways of life. Through our core principles, our environmental policy is designed to reduce our operational impact and maximise the sustainability of our designs. We ensure that all staff are trained in our environmental management policy and given guidance in its implementation.
We strongly believe in specifying local materials, local products, engaging with local labour and working closely with local people; all of these factors help to build up sustainable communities, reducing waste and increasing value.
Our company cars are electric and our Brompton bike is available for staff to use when required; we were using video calls long before Covid and have based our headquarters in an accessible location with excellent transport links. We are committed to minimising carbon emission.
Zero to Landfill
We are committed to disposing of all waste in a responsible manner, ensuring we always comply with the Duty of Care Regulations. Any services used in the storage or disposal of waste must hold all appropriate licences. We attempt to reduce or eliminate the use of ozone depleting chemicals (CFC, Halon, 1.1.1 Trichloroethane, HCFC), tropical hardwood from forests which have not been independently certified as sustainable and we use suppliers who are willing to take away packaging for re-use or recycling.
At Quattro, we aim to reduce waste production and increase recycling as much as possible. In the office environment, paper is used sensibly, with measures to re-use or recycle waste paper and to increase the use of electronic communication. We saved over 100 kilos of carbon in paper production over the last 22 months.
Waste management extends to our suppliers and sub-contractors, who comply with the requirements of our environmental management policy, alongside onsite environmental laws and regulations. For all of our schemes, site waste management plans provide a transparent approach to reducing waste during design and construction.