About Bruce Shaw - Environmental Policy

Bruce Shaw is a firm of Chartered Surveyors and CDM Co-ordinators based in Dalgety Bay, Fife. The firm’s core work is the provision of Building Surveying Services to primarily commercial but also domestic clients.

We recognise the importance of the role we can play in helping to protect the environment and to encourage our clients to think carefully about the choices they make and in turn the effect these can have upon society as a whole. Protecting the environment in which we live and operate is a core part of Bruce Shaw’s values and a basic principle which we consider to be sound business practice.

In this policy statement we commit our company to:

  • Complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and approved codes of practice, exceeding the policies where feasible, in effect using them as a minimum standard;
  • Protecting the environment by striving to prevent and minimise our contribution to pollution of land, air, and water;
  • Seeking to keep wastage to a minimum and maximise the efficient use of materials and resources;
  • Managing and disposing of all waste in a responsible manner;
  • Ensure we keep abreast of the latest advancements and developments within our industry and subsequently provide training for staff, so that we work in accordance with this policy and within an environmentally aware culture;
  • Monitoring and continuously improving our environmental performance.

In a professional capacity we will strive to:

  • Within our brief, influence, where at all possible, our clients (and other design team members) to approve the specification of environmentally friendly products/components and systems;
  • Where we have delegated responsibility and/or sole discretion, positively specify environmentally friendly products/components and systems;
  • Raise awareness with contractors we work with and encourage their participation in all relevant aspects of environmental management in connection with working aspects of building projects;
  • Ensure that where materials can be re-used that they are or where they are not they are considered for re-cycling, where new materials are used that they come from renewable sources.

This policy statement will be reviewed annually and updated/amended as necessary. The Directors of Bruce Shaw endorse these policy statements and are fully committed to their implementation.