VVB has long since recognised its responsibility to reduce the impact of our activities on our immediate surroundings and, just as importantly, on the wider environment as a whole.This acceptance of our responsibility is reinforced by the achievement of certification to the international standard for environmental management system ISO14001:2004 (UKAS) in April 2010

Environmental Plans

side35 On all major projects we now routinely prepare an environmental aspect and impact assessment register to identify any environmental impact that our activity may create. This assessment enables us to define and thus control the acceptable limits for emissions, minimum levels for recycling, any monitoring procedures and compliance with any legislation.

Pollution Control

Inevitably, our work brings us into close contact with people; their work places, where they live and where they play. It is therefore incumbent upon us to eliminate or at least minimise pollution and emissions from our work site.

By employing modern Mechanical and Electrical techniques with well maintained engineering and plant equipment, we are able to limit/eliminate noise, vibration, dust, contamination, spillages, excessive carbon emissions etc. With well planned traffic management plans, we can also reduce disruption from excessive vehicle movements to and from site.


Any responsible mechanical and electrical engineering contractor has been able to recycle extremely high levels of materials off site (up to 85%) over many years. However their ability has been restricted by the economic and commercial pressures placed upon clients. Today clients now have the opportunity to commit wholeheartedly to recycling initiatives and VVB is able to help achieve their goals, now recycling their materials at a rate of upto 95% plus.

On site segregation of materials regularly contributes to the sustainability of the project as well as providing cost reductions to the client. Concrete and brick rubble can be crushed on site for later reuse, cabling is either reused or recycled, good waste segregation policies employed on siteĀ  which not only meets recycling objectives but also has a beneficial environmental impact on the project.