Farrans Construction have again been recognised for their commitment to sustainability with the achievement of the Sustainability Development Management Scheme (SDMS) ‘Sustainability Assessed’ Certificate. The Certificate was achieved after an in depth external assessment by NQA, the leading assessment, verification and certificate body. Farrans are only the third company in the United Kingdom to meet the demanding requirements of the Scheme, and the only construction company to do so. The Scheme is based on the British Standard BS 8900:2006 ‘Guidance for Sustainable Development’. John Wilson, the Farrans Managing Director, was clearly delighted when he provided Northlink with his views on the achievement;
“The key aspect of the SDMS Certificate is that it provides our business with a strategic framework for managing all relevant aspects of sustainable development. This is a vital reassurance to our clients who are increasingly seeking to only engage contractors who can prove their sustainability credentials.
The Certificate also shows that our approach to working in partnership and collaboration with our stakeholders is in keeping with the requirements of the marketplace. I have no doubt that the implementation of the Sustainable Development Management Scheme will lead to further improvements in the way we undertake our business. I congratulate everyone involved in achieving the SDMS Certificate and in particular, Alex Anderson, who has done much to achieve and maintain the many management systems at Farrans.