Our innovative award-winning environmental and social value initiative ProjectDIVERT.
How we do it
ProjectDIVERT is an innovative environmental and social value initiative that’s aligned with the waste hierarchy. It identifies materials and facilitates the connection to local community groups so that can be reused back into the supply chain. It is giving construction companies a sustainable option making them challenge the conventional routes of waste disposal and provide evidence of demonstrating social and environmental value with real data to support ESG strategies.
Early assessment identifies suitable on-site materials and items and weighs up the best re-use, take-back recycling and reprocessors options. These items are then photographed and audited before being submitted to our unique ProjectDIVERT tool.
The tool uses a series of calculations and criteria to determine the cost and carbon savings through various methods of disposal, which include:
The results indicate the best disposal method based on cost, carbon savings and CSR messages. These are then displayed on a real-time map. Additional criteria can be applied to determine the most suitable supplier.
Encore will use its ProjectDIVERT database to ensure one or more re-use options are adopted to ensure maximum diversion from conventional routes of disposal and ultimately landfill.
Why we do it
There is an ever-growing need for companies to reduce costs, carbon footprint and enhance their social value statements. Reduce, reuse and recycle has never been more important.
Some 59% of the total waste generated in the UK and 15% of the total UK carbon emissions come from the construction industry, while companies in general require environmental strategies and initiatives to satisfy current and potential customers.
With government targets stipulating that 65% of municipal waste and 75% of packaging waste must be recycled by 2030, a solution is surely needed.
New solutions and benefits
The goals of ProjectDIVERT are the same as those of our clients – reduce costs, decrease carbon and support social value. Our innovative methodology and approach, which supports the industry waste hierarchy and accreditations such as BREEAM, LEED and SKA, provides significant benefits for individuals and the construction industry as a whole.
By challenging the traditional routes of waste removal, we enable clients to fulfil their environmental waste management strategies and improve social and economic targets for waste recycling in the community.
Once DIVERTS have been completed, Encore provides case studies which can be used by clients to market the social value of their project.