OAKVILLE, ON, April 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Bot Construction Group is honoured to receive the 2012 Green Leadership and Sustainability Award, presented by the Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA). The 2012 award recognized Bot Construction for developing and implementing a systematic, company wide approach to environmental protection and sustainability practices on its road construction projects.
"We are very pleased to have our Environmental Management System and our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability recognized in this way," said Steve Bot, Vice-President & General Manager at Bot Construction. "With this program, we've made environmental stewardship an integrated part of our construction operations. It involves dedicated program resources, and it also gives every person on the jobsite a way to protect the environment in a practical, tangible way."
"We also want to congratulate Dufferin Construction and The Miller Group on receiving recognition under the 2012 Green Leadership and Sustainability Award program for their work in developing paving materials innovations and recycling technology," offered Steve Bot. "The award program is an excellent way to showcase and promote the green measures and innovations that are a part of road building today."
Bot voluntarily developed and implemented its Environmental Management System (EMS), borrowing from the ISO 14001 model approach and tailoring processes to adapt to the conditions on highway construction projects. "Every project is unique, with different geography and different potential for environmental impacts," explained Mr. Bot. "For each jobsite, we re-set the focus to take into account the unique features of the location and work activity."
"We took the same systematic approach we use in our Quality Management program and adapted our process to focus on environmental protection objectives," explained Mike Beatty, Manager Quality and Environmental Management Systems at Bot. "Our EMS processes cover the gamut of project activities, ranging from pre-construction reviews, where we look for opportunities to improve work plans and avoid impacts, to crew orientation, to the development of site specific EMS work instruction and monitoring tools, to company wide continuous improvement reviews."
Current road construction projects underway by Bot include the expansion of Highway 11/17 at Thunder Bay, the expansion of Highway 402 at Sarnia, the expansion of Highway 8 at Kitchener/Waterloo, the widening of Main Street and installation of a grade separation for the CP Rail crossing at Milton, and the widening of the Georgetown Go Line/CN Rail bridge over the Humber River at Weston Road, Toronto, Ontario.
Introduced in 2010 by ORBA in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Good Roads Association, the Green Leadership and Sustainability Award recognizes the priority given to environmental protection on highway construction projects and the innovations and on-going environmental leadership shown by road builders towards the objectives of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Founded in Oakville in 1957, Bot Construction Group is one of Ontario's largest, privately owned heavy civil engineering and construction organizations, and is a recognized leader in the highway and bridge construction sector.
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