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Operational Sustainability Policy

Choate Construction Company maintains a policy of environmental responsibility to its customers, employees, and public. Choate does not view this as a voluntary commitment, recognizing environmental impacts are inherent to the construction industry and sustainability is a mandatory responsibility at the economic, social, and environmental levels.

Choate Construction’s Environmental Policy

  • Understand and comply with all federal and local legislation, regulations, and environmental codes for each job
  • Train employees to maintain environmental awareness and policy commitment
  • Onsite training of suppliers and subcontractors to promote environmental awareness
  • Accurate assessment of materials, water, and energy to minimize waste
  • All projects incorporate recycled content and regional materials, as well as renewable resources when applicable
  • Work with owners and customers to understand and adopt the principles of sustainability
  • Strategically prevent all forms of pollution while minimizing environmental disturbance
  • Continually evolve with company policy by reviewing performance against targets and constantly reviewing company objectives
  • Permanent company goals for every job are to:
    • Minimize pollution and the use of non-renewable energy
    • Minimize the use of raw materials for construction activities
    • Minimize waste sent to the landfill
    • Improve landscape appearance and efficiency
    • Maintain maximum amounts of natural features whenever possible

Choate’s Triple Bottom Line

Environmental Sustainability Statement
Our primary environmental goal is the reduction of all forms of pollution, while enriching our resources through moderation and protection. We strive to develop and construct projects that:

  • Minimize undue environmental impacts
  • Are safe in the intended use
  • Consume energy and natural resources efficiently
  • Have a low life cycle impact ending in a recycled, reused or safe disposal

Social Sustainability Statement
Our primary social goal is safety. Utilizing our Indoor Environmental Construction Technique Program (IECT) we provide improved living and working conditions without compromising building function to occupants or appearance through the following:

  • Superior air quality
  • Reduced or eliminated harmful gas based chemicals
  • Environmentally neutral building components
  • Optimal air and lighting conditions

Environmental Sustainability Statement
Our primary economic goal is to provide owners with the most cost effective sustainable options through our sustainable construction program while supporting local business and industry.

  • Produce final project within budget
  • Use materials and equipment from within the region
  • Use suppliers and subcontractors from within the region
  • Minimize transport and commute costs

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Choate is committed to:

  • Staying on the leading environmental edge, constantly improving the conditions of development on the environment
  • Reduce the impacts of projects on neighboring communities and inform local communities of our activities
  • Maintain compliance with all legislation and planning conditions while employing good practice
  • Minimize pollution to the air, ground, and all water systems
  • Preserve natural features such as wildlife and trees to the highest extent possible
  • Run an efficient jobsite to save energy and water throughout the construction process
  • Accurately size and utilize proper materials to reduce waste
  • Segregate unavoidable waste for recycling, both on job sites and in the office
  • Salvage and reuse any materials possible from demolition projects
  • Encourage the use of local materials and workforce
  • Maintain strict safety and security standards to protect resources and workers
  • Ensure the entire workforce is aware of company policy and the overall environmental objective