The Unibep Group is aware that each of its activities has an impact on the environment, therefore we implement solutions and technologies to monitor and reduce our environmental impact.
The Unibep Group has developed its own methodology for determining and assessing all environmental impacts that may arise during the various stages of project implementation, including construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning.
The process of identifying environmental aspects consists of three key stages:
- analysis of the stages of construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning of the project, identification of all activities that may affect the environment;
- identification of the environmental aspects associated with the identified activities, identification of hazards (risks) and opportunities;
- environmental impact assessment.
The following environmental aspects are taken into account when carrying out work on the construction site and when identifying impacts on the natural environment:
- interaction with the construction site environment/neighbourhood
- land occupation
- water consumption
- potential water contamination
- waste emissions
- potential soil contamination
- atmospheric emissions of gaseous pollutants
- thermal energy consumption
- fuel consumption
- use of substances in construction
- atmospheric emissions of particulate pollutants
- waste water generation
- noise generation
- damage to trees
- losses in animal populations
- vibration emission
- consumption of raw materials/materials/natural resources
- electricity consumption
- potential non-compliance with applicable regulations
The method of identifying and assessing environmental aspects is described in detail in the procedure “Identification and assessment of environmental aspects”.
Waste segregation has been introduced in offices, production facilities and on construction sites. Thanks to electronic document circulation, we reduce the number of printed and duplicated paper documents. We use environmentally safe materials that are tested for aspects such as emissions of formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds or have the relevant EPD declaration, which is a guarantee of environmental care. By identifying and monitoring our activities, we know the real impact of our products on the environment in terms of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, energy intensity of the production process, water consumption or waste production.
We involve employees in our environmental campaigns, believing that everyday habits and behaviours make a difference. With employees in mind, we run information campaigns on ecology, e.g. Eco-gestures, Eco. Me. We encourage people to segregate waste, including hazardous electro-waste and batteries, and give up single-use plastic packaging. We talk about ways to save water and energy and the importance of vegetation around us. We present ways to spend free time in an environmentally friendly way and encourage people to choose a bike instead of a car. We motivate and inspire to develop green habits, at work and beyond.
Environmental Action Plan
The nature protection activities planned by Unibep Group companies take into account national legal requirements in the area of environmental protection and the provisions of local law, including the provisions of environmental decisions specified for individual projects.
The principles for dealing with animate and inanimate nature elements are defined in the document “Environmental Action Plan”. They result from the assessment of the environmental aspects made for a given construction project and oblige all Contractors to carry out the works in accordance with the provisions of the Plan, implementing measures to minimise the environmental impact.
Depending on the specific nature of the project, the Plan can be modified by adding or removing relevant environmental measures. Its final form is the result of cooperation between the environmental specialist and the site management, through which the types of environmental measures envisaged and possible to implement are determined.