Toureen Retail is committed to the ethos of a sustainable world and to building a greener future.
Potential negative impacts are addressed at the planning stage of all of our projects.
Throughout our business we continually raise the environmental bar and consistently deliver on these goals. This commitment has allowed us to deliver projects under the highest tiers of sustainability assessment schemes, including BREEAM, CEEQUAL through materials profiling and assessment, offering real value enhanced packages to our clients.
The correct management of waste is an essential element of our planning procedure at the start of any of our projects. We identify potential waste arisings and assess the waste hierarchy options for each waste stream, thus prioritising elimination, reduce, reuse, recycle and recovery; in preference to the disposal of waste to landfill. We have a duty to ensure that all waste is disposed of responsibly, using only approved and registered waste contractors, with valid waste carrier licences. This is reflected in the outstanding results recorded across our innovative site waste management plans.
Carbon emissions are gauged across all of our projects bi-annually and we drive a continuous improvement philosophy across all of our teams to systematically lower our carbon footprint.
Fleet vehicle selection is heavily weighted towards fuel efficiency credentials. Our operators are trained to drive plant efficiently and good practices are adopted to avoid unnecessary movements or deliveries to site.
We aim to minimise water wastage and prevent pollution to water courses. Water usage and consumption within the Group is monitored with the aim of improving performance and reducing waste and we support any initiative to encourage water saving.
Prior to commencement of works, we identify any wild or protected species on site and put plans in place to minimise any disturbing activities in susceptible areas, recognising that we have a moral and legal duty to preserve ecological systems.
Our highest priority across all of our projects is the implementation of best working practices. Only by planning ahead can we identify and subsequently minimise, all sensitive receptors and any activities likely to cause potential nuisance issues, such as noise, dust or vibration.
By applying best practices and communicating with interested parties such as neighbours, we can have a positive impact on the surrounding environment.