Our Environment

Building work has the potential to impact on the environment in a negative way, and we take every step we can to avoid this.  We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously and take considerable time and effort to ensure that our impact is minimised.


We are a company of joiners and builders, involved in the construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.  Our aim is to do this in such a way as to affect the environment as little as possible, whilst providing a service to our customers allowing them to conduct their lives, leisure and business in safe surroundings.

Environmental Policy
We acknowledge that our activities have an impact on the environment both locally and globally.  As a consequence of this, we are committed to caring for the environment and to continuous improvements in performance and the prevention of pollution.  We regard these aims as setting the minimum standards of environmental performance.

Where it is financially practical, we use the latest technology to aid our environmental performance.  When practical we use re-graded and biodegradable products.

Gibsons Joiners & Builders Ltd. is committed to continuous improvement, the minimisation and prevention of pollution, waste management and energy conservation.  We are committed to managing our affairs with due care and diligence with respect to all environmental aspects by implementing the best practical environmental options (BPEO).

The company’s Environmental Officer has over 30 years experience as an Environmental Health Officer and Business Services Manager in a local authority Environmental Services Department.  He has the responsibility of internally auditing the Environmental Management System as well as improving and updating the policy.  Implementation of any changes will be communicated.

Company Environmental Objectives
• To improve the way we use our resources year-on-year, by more efficient diesel, water and electricity consumption
• To reduce the amount of paper consumed and improve the effectiveness with which it is used, e.g. computerised recording and filing system
• To increase the use of recyclable materials, e.g. reclaimed wood, recycled plastics, recycled bricks
• To reduce the number of environmental incidents
• To encourage and promote environmental awareness amongst all colleagues
• To ensure suitable training is provided to meet the high standards required
• To closely examine risks to the environment throughout the workplace and associated operations and plan to minimise risks in new processes/activities.
• To act promptly to correct any identified risks, to meet BPEO