At J B Riney we are committed to minimizing our impact on the local environments in which we operate.
We are acutely aware of our roles and responsibilities and are committed to the delivery of the best, most sustainable operations we can. Through all aspects of our business we ensure we are fully compliant with current legislation and are prepared to push the boundaries with both our clients and suppliers in exceeding environmental goals and targets.
We understand that our day-to-day operations impact on the environment around us, and that we have a responsibility to minimise this impact at every opportunity. In order to achieve this, we work directly with all our clients to establish the most proficient and environmentally conscious way of working.
We are committed to minimising the impact of our business on air, water, land and people, providing a net positive contribution to biodiversity and respecting cultural heritage. We operate an Environmental Management System that’s accredited to ISO 14001:2004 and review all our projects against our ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ criteria to minimise waste.
We believe that finite natural resources must be used efficiently and are actively promoting the transition to a circular economy by conserving water, designing out waste reusing and recovering materials wherever possible. By using recycled and secondary materials from other industries as raw materials for our products and fuels for our production processes we have become a net user of waste, using many times more than we produce.
We maximise opportunities to recycle and/or reuse our waste and seek every opportunity to be innovative and proactive in this field. Waste to landfill is an absolute last resort. Our current recycling figures show 98% of all waste generated as being recycled.
Use of Recycled Materials
The aggregate we use for our own concrete mixing is a high quality recycled aggregate taken from clean waste streams from our own sites. Our Type 1 is also high quality recycled aggregate taken from our own sites.
The asphalt manufactured and supplied from our parent company Tarmac, uses its own Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP), in its asphalt production, thus minimizing our impact on the environment.
By collaborating with our contacts and contracts we ensure materials that have reached the end of current use are reused elsewhere. Where we are unable to re-use items, or it is not viable to retain them, these will again be segregated and suitably recycled.
We operate a ‘Sustainable Green Procurement Policy’ and are signed up to the Mayor for London’s code for Green Procurement. One of our first considerations is always to purchase recyclable and environmentally friendly products, as long as they are of the required standard and are financially viable
All staff authorised to procure on behalf of our company are issued with our Sustainable Green Procurement guidelines. We use the policy to drive the use of sustainable resources and make our people ask questions when making purchasing decisions around the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle principles.
We take a whole-life approach to energy and greenhouse gas management. This covers everything from the materials we use and our operations, to the transport of our products, their in-use performance and recycling or disposal at the end of life. Investing in energy and carbon efficient technologies, utlilising waste-derived fuels and renewable energy sources, and responsible supply chain and logistics management all help to reduce the embodied carbon in our products.
Fleet & Transport
To further support to reduce pollutant emissions to the air (Nitrous Oxides (NOx) and Particles over 10 microns (PM10)) our entire diesel fleet uses Adblue. This is an additive that reduces NOx and PM10 emissions through selective catalytic reduction. All LGVs and plant are fueled by Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD).
J B Riney continually strive to keep the visual impact that the construction activities have on the local environment to an absolute minimum. We keep on site storage of construction materials to an absolute minimum and transport materials to site on a “need to use basis”.
Public & Stakeholder Impact
We play an active part in communicating works programmes to local residents and businesses. Typically this will include advance of work notifications, impact of our works and the mitigation measures we will deploy to keep this to a minimum.