UDL Group’s Environmental Promise
The safety of our environment is of utmost importance to us. We are committed to maintaining a healthy and safe working environment. We are compliant with ISO14001 Health and Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures implemented throughout all levels of UDL and on all our construction sites.
Everything that we do in the day-to-day operation of our business could impact in a detrimental way on the environment, unless we take the necessary care and responsibility to prevent environmental damage. Some of the ways a workplace can impact on the environment are:
- Atmospheric emissions
- Site contamination through spills
- Noise emission
- Damage to flora & fauna
- Poor storm-water management
- Excessive or unnecessary energy consumption
Various States’ Legislation recognises the benefits to the community of maintaining a clean, green and healthy environment. UDL Group acknowledges the benefits of environmental management and undertakes to fulfill our legal and community duty, by taking all reasonable and practical measures to prevent or minimise harm to the environment. All employees, contractors and visitors are directed to act likewise by exercising due diligence toward the environment in all their activities.
UDL Group is committed to achieving compatibility between economic development and the maintenance of the environment. UDL Group seeks to ensure that proper consideration is given to the care of the flora, fauna, air, land, water and the community, which may be affected by our activities.
To fulfill this commitment, UDL Group will observe all environment laws and promote environmental awareness among all staff to increase understanding of environmental matters.
UDL Group also undertakes to notify the relevant authority in the event of a major environmental impact that causes harm, or has the potential to cause harm to the environment.
Environmental Aspects & Impacts
Due to the nature of UDL Group’s business activities environmental aspects and impacts occur at project level.
Under the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, project level aspects and impacts are identified through the preparation of a Risk Assessment Checklist. Prior to the commencement of any project undertaken by UDL Group, including all maintenance and construction works, a suitable environmental impact assessment must have been completed, recorded in the Risk Assessment Record and made available to project staff.
In keeping with UDL’s environmental policy an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is implemented.
In summary, the EMP is created after the review of the risk assessment and identifies environmental aspects that may have adverse impacts and control measures that are to be implemented.
Any adverse environmental incidences are reported through the Environmental Incident Report. The findings of this report are then used to assess the existing SWMS for the task and/or the site and updated accordingly as required in an attempt to eliminate the potential for future similar incidence.