To support the company’s activities and any potential environmental issues Purdy Contracts has an Environmental Management Policy and is accredited to  ISO 14001:2004

In implementing a management system that meets the requirements of ISO 14001:2004, Purdy Contracts has installed an organisational framework that will is continually monitored and periodically reviewed to provide effective direction for the Company’s Environmental Management in response to changing internal and external factors.

All levels of staff within the organisation accept responsibility for working to achieve environmental improvements as necessary.

The Company’s Environmental Management System is based on commitment and leadership from top management, the establishment, implementation and commitment to its Environmental Policy and contains the following:

  • The establishment of an ongoing planning process that enables the Company to identify its environmental aspects and associated impacts
  • The identification and monitoring of the legal requirements that affect the Company
  • The setting of environmental objectives and the development and use of performance indicators
  • The creation of management structures, roles, responsibilities, levels of authority and the provision of adequate resources
  • The establishment of processes for internal and external communication and the maintenance of documentation and operational controls
  • The provision of emergency preparedness and response
  • The provision of processes for ongoing monitoring and measurement, the evaluation of compliance of the system with the standard, the identification of nonconformity, corrective and preventive action, the management of records and the conduct of internal audits
  • The periodic review of the environmental management system and the identification of areas for improvement


A clear understanding of environmental impacts is held which not only has prevented the Company from any breaches / prosecutions but has also enabled compliance with environmentally friendly methods of construction such as:

  • Use of timber from managed forests
  • Use of materials having recycled content
  • Waste minimisation and recycling of waste is actively employed, for example building waste is crushed for hard core and fencing is wood-chipped for landscaping
  • Use of water-saving plumbing materials – toilets, showers, taps etc


Environmental aspects are also considered not just with the use of materials but also regarding noise and dust emissions from the company’s activities, which maintains their relationships with those neighbouring their activities and is a specific requirement as part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.