PHD are continuously striving to minimising our environmental impact. Where possible, we look for the more sustainable sources for our scaffolding equipment and are currently looking into how we can become a carbon neutral company.

A Positive Impact

At PHD, we believe that responsible behaviour and our choices affects our communities, our people, and our environment. We aim to minimise whatever impact our projects might have on the natural world through careful planning and optimising our material assets.

We achieve this in a number of ways, from simply recycling in our offices and procuring sustainable materials to considering the environmental impact at the initial design stage of our service and planning deliveries efficiently so as to reduce our carbon emissions. Driving our processes is an ISO14001-certified environmental management system supported by our in-house team.

Being green is more than just buying ‘eco’. It is an unshakeable commitment to a sustainable lifestyle. – Jennifer Nini

Suitable Scaffolding

We choose Layher as our go-to scaffolding choice. The way Layher is designed means more equipment can be loaded on each lorry, reducing the number of deliveries to sites, in turn, reducing the CO2 emissions produced.

Layher is also lighter than regular scaffolding, with less components, meaning it reduces the risk of health to operatives lifting and installing the scaffolding.

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

Where possible, we recycle all our scaffolding equipment and only purchase timber from sustainable sources. All our fleet vehicles are fuel efficient. In the office we procure our energy from renewable sources.

At our Head Office, we have installed three electronic plugs for electric cars, and are in the process of buying hybrid and electric company cars and vehicles for our staff. We also encourage all our operatives to use public transport or cycle to and from work through internal reward schemes.

We aim to be a carbon neutral company by 2040. We recognise that by offsetting our carbon emissions we will be playing a huge part on the sustainability of the planet and reducing our carbon footprint.

We have signed our pledge to the Race to Zero campaign and are currently researching into the PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality programme.