Construction services company takes environmental stewardship to the next level
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - EllisDon's new proprietary Environmental Management System (EMS) is a compilation of policies, procedures, and best management practices for use company-wide. An up-to-date EMS allows EllisDon to raise the bar on environmental stewardship by increasing accountability on its employees, subcontractors and service providers with regards to their environmental impact in the office and field, setting the pace for Sustainability in the modern construction industry.
EllisDon's new EMS, launched toward the end of 2012, replaces an older 2005 version, and is currently being rolled out to staff across the company over the course of 2013.
According to Andres Bernal, EllisDon's Managing Director of Sustainability, "The new EMS is a 'living document', which will be updated according to advancements in environmental practices, sustainability and ever-changing environmental protection legislation. This, in turn, will afford the opportunity for continuous improvement." The EMS will help to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact, ultimately providing more value for EllisDon's clients.
Says Kari Lynn Harris, VP of Corporate Safety at EllisDon, "EllisDon has an exemplary Health and Safety record, and our new Environmental Management System is a complimentary component to our industry-leading safety program, a tribute of excellence, and a cornerstone of environmental stewardship within the company."
EllisDon is an employee-owned company that completes in excess of $3.1 billion in new construction annually, while delivering construction expertise to clients throughout the world. The company offers not only construction and project management services, but also a growing range of construction services in risk management, sustainability and technology. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.
SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation
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