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General statement

Rubb recognises that all of our operations inevitably have an effect on the local, regional, and global environment
We are therefore committed to reducing this impact by the implementation of effective coordinated management control, continuous improvement and the maximum possible reduction in pollution
Environmental regulations, laws, and codes of practice will be regarded as setting the minimum standards of environmental performance

Strategy and action plan

The aim is to work towards improvement in environmental performance by employees and to encourage support from suppliers and clients
The main focus will be to reduce consumption and improve efficiency in our manufacturing plant
We shall consider the environmental impact of our products at all stages of their life cycle – from design to manufacturing, customer use and finally disposal.

Principles

  • Senior management sets out the responsibility for environmental performance and develops and maintains an adequate system of management, measurement, and improvements
  • All actions will comply with relevant regulations
  • Business is conducted with due regard to the environment, its habitat and biodiversity
  • The business operations are regularly assessed for compliance, performance, and achievements of targets
  • Environmental considerations are taken into account in all major business decisions
  • Employees are encouraged to work in an environmentally responsible manner
  • Suppliers are encouraged to operate in an environmentally responsible manner and such encouragement is made a condition of any supply
  • Customers are made aware of all environmental information for their specific projects
  • Environmental management will be a topic during the directors’ annual general meeting

Management

The Group CEO will assume the overall responsibility for the environmental performance of the company. They will assess the business regularly for compliance with this policy

Training

Rubb will implement our policies through guidelines and training. The policy will be disseminated to employees via team meetings, posters, and specific training sessions, where the need for sound environmental practice will be encouraged

Resources

  • The aim is to reduce the use of energy through awareness programmes, design, improved equipment, travel, transport and other working practices
  • Reduce the use of materials by design and good working practice
  • Reduce, re-use or recycle solid waste where economically and environmentally sensible. When these options are not available, dispose of waste in the most responsible manner
  • favor supplies derived from recycled materials or renewable resources. Avoid all supplies from any endangered species
  • Restrict the use of hazardous substances. Where such substances are unavoidable, train staff in their handling and disposal and take precautions to minimize any spillages
  • All hazardous waste and waste oil shall be collected and recycled through a licensed contractor
  • Reduce as far as reasonably practical the level of harmful or nuisance emissions
  • Take all precautions to prevent the contamination of water and sewerage systems
  • Maintain a positive and good relationship with neighbors and local communities
  • Introduce contingency plans for major incidents to reduce their environmental impact

Sustainable systems

Rubb USA strives to ensure that our structures are fully reusable across the sectors we serve. We are also working on achieving 100 per cent recyclability for all materials used.

Rubb facilities, temporary or permanent, can be relocated, adapted, expanded or dismantled and stored for future operations to suit changing logistical needs. They can also be sold to new users if no longer required by the existing owners. Rubb UK offers full refurbishment and recertification services.

If necessary materials used in the structure construction are generally disposed of or recycled in san environmentally friendly manner. No materials from Rubb structures are considered to create any toxic or hazardous waste. Steel can be recycled through various means and PVC can be recycled through Texyloop, which is the Serge Ferrari operational recycling chain.

Rubb USA offers and promotes the usage of energy friendly products such as LED lighting and THERMOHALL insulation systems in our buildings. Rubb actively promotes the energy advantages of translucent PVC cladding to reduce energy consumption in Rubb buildings. Rubb buildings can also be designed to incorporate solar energy as an energy source furthering the notion that Rubb is committed to sustainable building solutions.

Item Type Manufacturer/Supplier
Steel Mild steel to grades S355 and S275 Various
Galvanising Standard hot dipped zinc galvanising to BS EN ISO 1461:1999 Birtley Building Products Ltd UK
Cladding PVC coated polyester based fabric PROYTAN A/S
Serge Ferrari
PVC coating coating composition: Percentage
Polyvinyl chloride 33%
Polyester textile 28%
Phthalate plasticizer 23%
Aluminatrihydrate 5%
Adipate pasticizer 4%
Antimony trioxide 3%
Pigments (TI O2) 1%
Stabiliser 2%
Processing aids 1%