Qualifications and Partnerships2018-05-22T17:02:47+00:00

Qualifications and Partnerships

Why Standards, Memberships and Accreditations are Important to Us.

Geo-Environmental holds a number of internationally accepted accreditations and certifications which allow us to continually provide a trustworthy and high quality service.

In an industry where the advice that you supply is so heavily relied upon, it is important that Clients can have the confidence that you are working to a recognised level of quality, a recognised standard for health and safety, a recognised standard for environmental performance and conducting your advice in line with industry best practice.

The standards, memberships and achievements that we have allow us to show our Clients that we can meet their expections. They:

  • Act us a focus for the continual improvement of the business by driving standards, strengthening process and keeping us appraised of legislation.
  • Provide us with a constant supply of distilled and relevant industry information
  • Keep us up to date with best practice in our industry.

This helps us to ensure that we always provide the best possible advice to our clients, with the best possible levels of service.

ISO Accreditations

Quality Management

ISO9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses and with ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 are requested by all public sector and large corporate organisations. These accreditations allow us to continually improve the efficiency and quality of our deliverables.

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Environmental Management

ISO14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It it used by us to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste and control costs. By using ISO 14001 we can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

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Health and Safety Management

OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognised standard and the benchmark for Health & Safety Management Systems certification. This standard enables us to promote a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows us to consistently identify and controlour health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.

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Health and Safety Accreditations

Memberships

Our memberships play a key role in supporting the development of our organisation by providing access to the latest developments in legislation, industry leading training and providing a vehicle to raise our views on issues effecting our industry.

EIC – The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) was launched in 1995 to provide environmental technology equipment and services suppliers with a strong and effective voice to influence the debate on the future of the industry among policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels. It aims to promote constructive co-operation between the regulated, the regulators and the UK`s environmental technology suppliers who serve them. Over 300 companies are members of the EIC.  Geo-Environmental has attended key meetings and contributed information.   From the 1st November 2012 EIC is now being managed by ACE.

AGS – The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is a non-profit making trade association established to improve the profile and quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.  The membership comprises UK organisations and individuals having a common interest in the business of site investigation, geotechnics, geoenvironmental engineering, engineering geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, and other related disciplines.   We use the AGS to help us drive improvement and development within our own professional disciplines.

CL:AIRE – (Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments) was created with the backing of the UK government in 1999 as a not-for-profit Company to encourage the demonstration and research of practical solutions for the clean-up of contaminated land, and to provide a sustainable alternative to disposing of waste in landfill sites. In effect, this enables soil to be “recycled” for use on its original site, instead of having to be removed and deposited in landfill sites.   Its purpose is to promote the sustainable remediation of contaminated land and groundwater.  Geo-Environmental makes good use of CL:AIRE training courses and through them has one qualified person for using the development industry code of practice for materials management of construction waste, with another trained and awaiting certification.

ACE – The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) represents the business interests of consultancy and engineering industry in the UK.  It has approximately 550 firms as its members.  These firms range from small to large and operate across many different disciplines.  Many of these are Geo-Environmental’s customers; structural engineers, construction companies and building consultancies.

IEMA – The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) is the largest professional membership body for the environment with over 15,000 members working across all industry sectors.   Their work is of particular relevance to Geo-Environmental’s environmental impact assessments (EIA’s).  Their involvement with energy management and water conservation also fits well with the Geo-Environmental Sciences service offerings.

Commercial Partners

SBS (Sustainable Building Solutions) – Sustainable Building Solutions are the award-winning division of Travis Perkins plc, the largest supplier of building materials to the UK construction sector. Their goal is to provide help, support and expert technical assistance to the construction industry to support anyone undertaking a sustainable building project. They have been partnering with Geo-Environmental for four years.

Urban Edge Environmental Consulting Ltd – Urban Edge Environmental Consulting Ltd is a specialist ecological and environmental planning practice operating across the UK. They provide consulting services to a wide range of private and public sector organisations, including infrastructure operators, local government, project consortia, property owners and developers, public and private sector utility companies and regulators.

Energy Review – Energy Review are an Independent Environmental and Property Consultancy providing a range of services to support sustainable construction in the housing, commercial, education, Government and health care sectors.

Chiltern Design – Chiltern Design are a Civils and Structural Engineer providing leading expertise in Infrastructure Design, Civil/Structural Engineering, Flood Risk, and Sustainable Urban Drainage for the built environment.

The Green Growth Platform

Mike Brown, our Business Development Director, chairs the business group of the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform. The Green Growth Platform is a 5 year programme funded by HEFCE which aims to drive growth in environmental sectors across Sussex. As a catalyst for growth and innovation, the project will deliver a demand-driven range of services to small to medium sized enterprises including 1-2-1 business coaching, innovation and R&D support, product and service development, tailored training, intern and graduate recruitment, funding support and a calendar of business networking events.

Their partner, The Sustainable Business Partnership, runs monthly learning and networking events, covering environmental sector and business topics. These will feature expert and engaging speakers, case studies from successful companies, live technology demonstrations allowing Geo-Environmental to create connections with other like-minded companies and keep up to date with the newest technology.

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