Environmental Impact

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We at Inex Works take our commitment to the environment very seriously and are continually reviewing our policies and procedures to improve our impact. Below is just a sampling of ways in which we work to reduce our carbon footprint:

  •  Recycling
    • We have a wide-ranging recycling policy which includes stringent separation of everyday office and yard waste.
  • Compost Recycling
    • Food Waste: As part of our everyday waste recycling programme, we separate all food waste.
    • Grounds Waste: Additionally, we mulch plantings which have been cleared as part of our grounds maintenance servicing.
    • All of these all-natural materials are added to our on-site compost heap which is then, when sufficiently decomposed, utilised as part of our fertilizer programme.
  • Road Works
    • Asphalt Recycling: When we have broken down asphalt in preparation for repairs or resurfacing work, we work with a plant which takes the debris and recycles it into reusable asphalt.
    • Tar Recycling: When completing tarring works, our first priority is to measure as close in approximately to what is needed. With that being said, it is common to still have a bit of leftover tar which has gone “cold”. When this happens, we work with the same plant which recycles the tar for re-sale.
  • Materials
    • Less Harmful Insecticides/Pesticides: Inex Works uses Glyphosate Herbicide Chemical which has a primary principle of killing unwanted plants such as weeds whilst not having a negative effect on intentional flora such as crops and flowers. We also utilise 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (known as 2,4-D) which is another effective weed killer without being harmful to grasses.
    • Plygene Gutterline®
      • Inex Works is specially trained and certified in the use and installation of HD Sharman’s Plygene Gutterline®. This thermoplastic product is made to measure, easy to fit, flexible and, most importantly, completely waterproof. It is the only product of its kind to be fully approved by the British Board of Agrément (BBA).
    • Eco-friendly De-icing Solution: Inex Works uses a non-toxic, agricultural by-product liquid de-icer in conjunction with standard road salt to minimise the impact on the environment whilst being more effective and more efficient.
  • Company Fleet
    • Smaller Vehicles: We are committed to utilising smaller, lighter vehicles as and when possible to ensure we produce the lowest possible emissions and utilise the lowest possible petrol. For example, instead of utilising 18-tonne winter maintenance gritters, we have sourced pre-wetting gritting systems which can be fitted onto a standard pick-up truck whilst providing the same, if not better, level of coverage.
    • Servicing of Vehicles: Our Fleet and equipment is regularly serviced and maintained in order to ensure the lowest possible emissions and to maximise economy.
    • Hybrid Vehicles: In an increased effort to further reduce our carbon footprint, Inex Works has added hybrid vehicles to its fleet. Additionally, the company has two charging stations to fully maximise the vehicles’ eco-friendly properties.

Click here to download our Environmental Policy.

Click here to view our ISO14001 Environmental Management Certification.

 

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