Shropshire building firm Jones and Hampton attain Green Achiever scheme

A Shropshire building maintenance and construction company has attained Green Achiever scheme silver award status at the first attempt, in recognition of the work carried out to minimise its environmental impact.

Established in 1995, Telford based Jones and Hampton, carries out work for housing associations, care homes, local authorities, schools and larger construction companies throughout the county, West Midlands and the Welsh borders.

Director David Jones signed the company up to the scheme after attending two seminars, one at the Wolseley Sustainable Building Center and another hosted by Deborah Cairns, operations manager at E4environment’s and responsible for Green Achiever.

Jones and Hampton was already working towards improving its green credentials as David Jones explains: “With many of the systems in place, we needed a rubber stamp of approval so going for and attaining Green Achiever made sense. Securing silver status at the first attempt meant that we were on the right track too. We now run a very tight ship, with checks on fuel consumption, considered use and careful driving of the company’s 80-vehicle fleet, a stock handling system which enables drivers to make one collection per day at the company’s warehouse as opposed to numerous journeys to and from trade counters and the recycling of waste materials in accordance with our duty of care matrix. We have also installed a 10kw solar panel system on the roof of our building to generate electricity for our own use as well as and feeding back into the national grid.”

With a genuine commitment to the environment; ISO 140001 and the integration of a total QUENSH (Quality, Environmental, Safety and Health) management system nearing completion; Jones and Hampton is fulfilling its green potential and improving its bottom line. A green accreditation is also proving useful when it comes to writing contract tenders. David Jones continues: “There are so many positive spin offs from these processes that with the business growing at 25 percent year-on-year, we are providing a solid base for a sustainable, long-term future, which means job security and improved prospects for Jones and Hampton.”

Deborah Cairns at E4environment said: “The team at Jones and Hampton are demonstrating a conviction to enhancing their green status that not only sets a standard for others to follow in a tough building and construction industry but is also saving the business money. Congratulations to them on gaining silver status.”

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