Increasingly Environmental issues are making headline news, in the last few months alone we have seen school strikes, Extinction Rebellion protests, the UK parliament declaration of a climate emergency and in early May the publication of a UN Global Assessment report revealing that a million species are at risk of extinction.
A collective action is required if we are to halt the decline of the natural world. This collective action requires us as individuals, communities and businesses to act to protect the environment for today and the future. The Built Environment plays an essential role in protecting and enhancing our environment, including the restoration and promotion of biodiversity, eliminating waste and seeking solutions through construction.
At CIP we are committed to driving best practice and increasing environmental standards across the sector and in 2007 we launched the Environmental Manual, providing the sector with a “go to” guide on environmental legislation and policy. The Manual is written by Built Environment Industry experts and provides users with practical examples for implementation regardless of business size. More information on the manual is available here.
The Environmental policy and regulation landscape is constantly evolving and we are committed to ensuring that everyone in the sector is kept abreast of policy, regulation and best practice examples to ensure that we as an industry are playing our part in protecting and enhancing the environment.
This month we have launched ‘Environmental Insights’ as part of our continued commitment to ensuring the industry stays up to date with developments. This bi-monthly newsletter will provide key updates, thought leadership and dates for your diary. You can register to receive these bi monthly updates here. The manual and the new Environmental Insights will provide more ideas and examples of best practice to ensure even more sites set higher Environmental standards in the coming months and years. Also stay tuned for our next blog, guest written by Rachel Woolliscroft discussing the hot topic of Air Quality.
Collective action means everyone plays a part and we work together to find solutions for the challenges that face us today and in the future. CIP is part of this change and we are proud of the resources we have available to businesses of all sizes to address and tackle environmental issues. For more information please get in touch – we would love to hear from you.