At Colas we understand the value of our natural surroundings and the habitats in which we work, live and relax. We are fully committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner to minimise the impact of our products and services on all aspects of the environment.
Sound environmental management has been embedded in our culture for many years; we have a robust Environmental Management System meeting the requirements of ISO14001 which has been registered since 2002. The system is implemented throughout the business to provide our people with the guidance and the tools required to manage our responsibilities.
Legal compliance is a minimum operating standard and is comprehensively monitored and evaluated. Our Environmental Services Team ensures we understand the impact of legislation, how it affects our business and provides expert advice on achieving compliance.
Environmental aspects are assessed using our Environmental Risk Assessment system from which we develop the controls required to minimise impact and prevent pollution. Our people receive ongoing training to ensure awareness and preparedness for any incidents that may occur.
We are very proud of our excellent environmental record and continue to work proactively with regulators and the communities in which we work to maintain this record and ensure we operate in a responsible manner.