Atlantic 03 - Environmental Strategy

Corporate Social Responsibility

Atlantic carries out a wide range of fit-out and construction work, on a wide range of buildings.

Atlantic recognise that, whilst the finished product enhances the quality of the built environment, getting there can have a major detrimental effect on the general environment unless the process is strictly managed.

Atlantic, as do all those in the construction industry have a responsibility to ensure that the impact of their work process on the environment is kept to an absolute minimum.

In the UK, about 13% of all materials delivered to site end up in a skip. The cost of the contents of each skip can be well over £1,000. An expensive waste environmentally and financially to both client and contractor.

Atlantic employ a wide range of personnel, sub-contractors and suppliers, all of which have the potential to affect the environment, therefore, atlantic will monitor the environmental awareness and performance of the supply chain on a regular basis. The outcomes of these monitoring procedures will affect the future selection criterior.

Atlantic manage the environmental issues via the following methods:

With massive pressure on our Environment atlantic will endeavour to adhere to the following 

  • Minimise greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Reduce the consumption of primary raw materials
  • Pre plan to minimise Road miles.
  • Be sustainable in our Design, pre planning and installation
  • Minimise waste and increase reuse or recycling
  • Meet our compliance obligations.
  • Work with our supply chain and Sub Contractors to enhance our sustainability
  • Improve year on year

Interior Environmental Quality

Refers to all issues that can affect the occupants of a building, i.e. air quality, acoustics, lighting etc. many components of the interior built environment can affect the quality of the interior space.

By this we mean that the choice of ceiling, wallcovering or floor finishes, for example, can affect how an interior space reacts when there is a break in building services or the existing building services are not operating efficiently, e.g. older systems.

Acoustics are often overlooked as an important part of a balanced working environment and can assist levels of concentration throughout the workforce.

There are many options available for use within the interior sector, ranging from ceiling tiles to rafts and baffles and a wide range of wall finishes and enhancements within partitions etc.

Lighting is where most personnel have issues with the interior environment and although there are strict regulations for the type of lighting and the relevant levels of light, again, this can be enhanced by the use of ceiling and wall finishes.

The BMS should deliver clean fresh conditioned Air which can be enhanced  and improved via several cost effective options. The benefit of these improvements result in a more comfortable workforce adding  concentration and therefore productivity.