Our Environmental Management Policy

Environmental Management Policy

DTS is committed to promoting a culture of zero harm which puts the highest priority on DTS is committed to responsible environmental management, including limiting any adverse effects our operations have on the environment by preventing pollution, reducing energy usage and minimising waste generation.

We recognise our responsibility to protect and improve the environment in accordance with prevailing community standards and best practice.

DTS is committed to sound practice and continual improvement of environmental performance through integration of environmental concerns into DTS’s planning and operations.

Our environmental management practices have been incorporated into the DTS Integrated Management System (IMS). They have been developed to comply with all legal obligations, and with the requirements of AS/NZS 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems.

The DTS IMS defines our commitment to:

    • Maintain a certified management system which assists with the identification of DTS’s environmental impacts; we will assess every development that we assist in, in order to establish what, if any, the environmental impacts of construction will be. Wherever we believe that local ecosystems will be significantly affected we will draw up plans to minimise disruption to local wildlife. We will also ensure that none of the environmental implications of construction amount to a breach of any local or federal laws.
    • Promote and encourage environmental awareness; at DTS we take our eco credentials seriously. We believe that it is important for modern businesses, in all sectors of the economy, to do their bit to preserve our beautiful planet.
    • Provide training to ensure our people are aware of their environmental responsibilities; having a strong environmentally friendly policy means nothing if we don’t have a team of dedicated and qualified workers who are able to implement it. From the very beginning of their time with us, we encourage new staff members to always remain mindful of the environmental cost of any project.
    • Ensure all waste is disposed of and/or recycled in accordance with environmental legislation; this is a very important consideration for the construction industry. Like most industries, we can’t eliminate the non-recyclable waste that we generate entirely, however, what we can do is ensure that we properly dispose of any waste that we do create.
    • Make available resources for minimising risks that comply with local, state and federal environmental legislation with the goal of attaining best environmental practice; wherever possible we will try and find creative solutions which allow us to protect the environment, without compromising on the functionality or quality of the final plans that we submit.
    • Ensure all incidents with a potential environmental impact are reported, recorded, the root cause is identified, and action is taken to prevent re-occurrence; this part of our commitment is one of the most important. Accidents will occur, but when they do it is important that steps are taken to rectify them and to improve procedures so that they are unlikely to repeat themselves.
    • Ensure annual review of the Environmental Management Policy; and
    • Ensure the Environmental Management Policy is available to interested parties.

We conduct regular reviews of our environmental performance against comparable benchmarks to ensure we meet our objectives and targets.

Both individuals and businesses are now a good deal more environmentally conscious than they used to be. As such, we at DTS recognise how much it matters to our clients that the projects we undertake are completed with this consideration in mind. We believe that we can deliver the same high-quality work, rooted in the skills and expertise which have made our business so successful, without compromising an inch on our commitment to protect the environment.

Ben Richardson
Chief Executive Officer
December 2015

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