Quinn Infrastructure are committed to working alongside our clients to reduce the negative environmental impact of our projects and construction methods. We understand how our actions reduce negative impacts and see infrastructure projects as opportunities to improve the local environment, reduce waste and long-term energy usage, and promote biodiversity. We operate a proactive environmental management process, underpinned by our Environmental & Sustainability Policy and ISO 14001:2015 accreditation. We set environmental goals annually, and review them quarterly. This quarter we specifically reviewed our use of paper across the business and searched for an alternative method to deliver our safety and quality documentation. We know that:
- Turning a single tree into 17 reams of paper results in around 110 lbs of C02 being released into the atmosphere
- It takes 1.5 cups of water to make 1 sheet of paper
- Every document that is transported across town or across the world uses up fuel. And the burning of fuel releases greenhouse gases
We invested in devices for our site teams and began using iAuditor (Safety Culture’s online inspection application) We found not only does this system help us achieve our aim of reducing our carbon footprint by reducing our businesses paper usage but it also complimented our quality and assurance processes.
Neil Shearwood, Managing Director commented ‘Using iAuditor has made us more aware of the amount of site paper work that can be radically reduced. Using a cloud based system to access our inspections and site diaries was key in meeting this objective and we are proud that this system is being spread throughout our regional offices and projects.’