Environmental Improvement Targets - DBM Coventry

Environmental Improvement Targets

As part of our Waste Management & Environmental Policy, DBM set annual environmental objectives and targets and are committed to a programme of continuous improvement in environmental performance. These targets are regularly reviewed and form part of our assessment for ISO 14001:2015

2020/21 Environmental Improvement Targets

  1. To publish our annual 2020/21 Environmental Improvement targets and successes for the past three years.
  2. To revisit the findings of both the Energy Performance Certification (EPC) and Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme Energy Audit report, and make recommendations to further improve energy efficiency, with the assistance of grant funding.
  3. To undertake a review of all recycled waste contractors for environmental compliance, competitive lift costs, increased waste streams and improved carbon footprint
  4. To source a competitively priced, fixed-term, three year energy plan for Gas from 2021.
  5. To dispose of any remaining redundant Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), in line with company policy

Environmental Improvement successes

2019/20 Commission Energy Performance Certificates (EPC). Review of general waste and recycled waste contractors for environmental compliance, competitive lift costs, increased waste streams and improved carbon footprint, resulting in reduction in fortnightly general waste lift price from July 2019, and newly appointed recycled waste contractor February 2020. Competitively priced, fixed-term, three year energy plan for Electricity agreed July 2020.

2018/19 Commission Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme Energy Audit report. Grant of £2,170.80, obtained at maximum intervention rate of 30% based on expenditure of £7,236.00, achieving an estimated reduction of 2.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. Initiatives included replacing halogen external lighting with LED lighting, installation of energy efficient gas heater and hot water system, and installation of destrat fans to prevent heat loss. Total of 45,047 tonnes recycled.

2017/18 Successful transition from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015. Total of 32,036 tonnes recycled.

Further Information

Environmental Standards
DBM ISO14001:2015 Certificate (PDF)
DBM Waste Management and Environmental Policy (PDF)