How we help the environment
The past few months have seen Falcon really focus on the environment. We are keen to focus our efforts on educating not only ourselves but also our own employees and clients.
Going green is vital for many sectors but none more so than the construction industry. Statistics show that 10% of all carbon dioxide emissions are associated with the construction industry. This includes the manufacture and transportation of materials as well as the emissions created by the actual construction. Reducing our carbon footprint requires a number of changes and approaches covering a number of different issues.Going Solar
– Falcon have recently signed the contract on phases 2 & 3 of our solar panel installations. A 22968.36 KWh system will be installed on our fabrication workshop and a 41681.52 KWh system on our spray shop to join the 50179.66 kWh systems installed on our main workshop last year. Once the 3 phases are installed and operational, the energy produced will acccount for 20% of our total usage at Shipdham.Waste Management
- Our recycling company Pips Skips do a wonderful job of keeping the waste from our yard to a minimum. They ensure that everything they collect from us goes through their own recycling center to make sure everything that can be recycled, gets recycled, meaning that 99% of our waste at Shipdham is put back into the system.Hybrid and Electric cars
- Our electric cars currently account for about 33% of our own fleet. We aim to improve this in the coming months in order to improve energy efficiency and to improve our overall carbon footprint. We also have 2 charging points on-site that ensure our fleet are always charged and ready to go.ISO14001 Environmental Accreditation
- ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that we can use to enhance our environmental performance in a systematic manner that contributes to our sustainability of the business. The accreditation is overseen by QMS who audit us annual to ensure that we continue to meet the criteria of the management system, 14001 helps us improve Falcons reputation with our customers.