At iDCC, sustainability is an integral part of everything we do. We recognise the impact our projects have on people, organisations, the local community and the wider environment in which we operate. We believe in supporting local communities and conducting business in the most sustainable and socially responsible way.
iDCC are committed to encouraging sustainability through our own business operations, and supporting our clients to achieve their sustainability goals. Our high standards and desire to ensure environments and protected is echoed throughout our supply chain.
We want to create a business that exceeds expectations and delivers real results in peoples and communities lives.
ZERO HARM to the environment
We purchase a vast amount of materials and resources to deliver and build our clients visions; the choices we make sourcing these materials can have a huge impact. Recognising the impact of our operations on the environment, we have implemented an environmental management system in line with its requirements of BS EN ISO 14001:2015 to underline our commitment to preventing and minimising these aspects of our operations wherever possible.
We have identified the purchase of material, work processes, production of waste, energy use and transport are our main environmental impacts. We are implementing controls and procedures to minimise these impacts while ensuring resources are used efficiently and in a socially responsible manner.
We pay special attention to our product selection and have strong procurement standards and criteria ensuring our purchases have the smallest possible impact on the environment.
iDCC’s Zero Harm initiative is heavily embedded within our Culture and is fundamental in all our business choices and is accredited to the internationally recognised ISO 14001.
- iDCC have recently launched their ZERO Carbon pledge.
- In 2018 we achieved a 89% recycling ratio – diverting over 450 tonnes of waste away from landfill.
- For 2019 we are on track to exceed our 95% target across all sites and projects.
ZERO CARBON, Zero impact
Our biggest target to date is our Zero Carbon pledge – iDCC is aiming to become completely carbon neutral by 2025. We have started to convert its diesel fleet over to electric and hybrid vehicles with our first vehicle joining the fleet in July 2019.
Along with the conversion of our vehicle fleet, redevelopment of our head office to run 100% on renewable energy, reduction in sub-contractor and supplier deliveries, improvements in procurement processes and our carbon offset programmes iDCC are aiming for a reduction in our Carbon Footprint by 30% in 2019.
- First Electric Vehicle joined fleet in July.
- All vehicles are Ultra Low Emission Compliant Vehicles.
- We are on track to plant over 500 trees within project boundaries and local communities this year.
ZERO ACCIDENTS, Everyone home safe
iDCC are committed to the health and safety of all involved within our business model. Our links with Health and Safety Professionals and Industry working bodies has driven safety initiatives across our sites making them safer and more efficient places to be for our staff and clients. We ensure all operatives carry a CSCS card, are fully inducted and trained both internally and externally through regular refresher courses and assessments.
We promote our Target Zero culture throughout projects with our Zero Accidents target – empowering staff to take responsibility, report incidents and ensure we all make it home safe.
We pride ourselves on our impeccable health and safety record and strive to ensure that everyone makes it home safely. Our Health and Safety Management System is accredited to the internationally recognised OHAS 18001.
Our accreditations and associative memberships are indicative of our continued dedication to safety.
Constructionline, CHAS, Gas Safe, SafeContractor, SSIP, Exor, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001 (OHAS 18001).
- Since launch scheme has increased and empowered staff to report no conformancies.
- Working group meets regularly to review current policies.
- Individual of subcontractor recognised as zero accidents champion each month.
ZERO DEFECTS, Zero problems
iDCC only believes in perfection and won’t accept anything less. A dedication to quality and a keen eye for detail has allowed us to maintain our prestigious and high end client base for over 45 years.
iDCC’s mantra of Target Zero is reflected within our Quality Management System with our Zero Defects target.
We ensure our own high standards and level of quality is achieved through a 5 stage process including the early adoption of quality standards within the tender and pre-construction phases and embedding quality control within our management processes all the way through to post-construction and handover; further enhancing the client experience.
Our Quality Management System is accredited to the internationally recognised ISO 9001.
- Since the introduction of our zero defect process we have seen a reduction of 72% of post handover snags.
- Scheme is implemented throughout our supply chain and workforce.
- Individual of subcontractor recognised as zero defects champion each month.
iDCC responsibility stretches further than just Health and Safety, we make an effort to support and make a positive impact in communities and organisations that we do business with. From company actions days to community replanting or sports equipment donations we like to leave more than just a well delivered project.
iDCC has built a large supply chain network, who we work closely with to deliver projects across the UK. Many of our subcontractors are specialists in their craft. We believe in building strong long term working relationships with our subcontractors, fostering and developing shared company values and ethics. Many subcontracts have been a part of the iDCC Supply chain in excess of 10 years and regularly join us in company training days, company events and years celebrations. We understand that our success is not only reliant on our staff members but also our supply chain.
iDCC operate an industry leading fast payment scheme to subcontractors and offer in house training, security clearance support plus many other support functions.