Marmi Limited specialises in the design, supply and installation of highquality internal stonework. It also undertakes associated works such as screeding, waterproofing, underfloor heating, ceramic tiling and terrazzo. Based in Maldon, Essex, the company works on a wide range of projects ranging from £50k to £5m in value.
"Marmi increased the miles per gallon of its current fleet by an average of 16% from the previous year."
Marmi Limited is a company that considers its environmental responsibilities in everything it does. That’s why the provider of bespoke stone interiors wanted to maintain its environmental certification and improve on environmental best practice within the organisation. It also wanted to facilitate the tendering process to expand its potential client base.
Marmi aimed to continue to effectively manage its environmental impacts and ensure full compliance with environmental legislation and guidelines. This would also go some way to ensure that high environmental standards and competency was achieved throughout the company.
From the start, Marmi wanted to set realistic and achievable minimum environmental goals and standards.
It knew it needed to communicate the relevant environmental messages to all staff with minimal impact on business operations. The success of the project would rely on everyone feeling a part of the process.
What’s more, Marmi had to work to achieve the necessary environmental standards within the constraints of its limited resources and available budget. To add to this, it also needed to measure all environmental impacts with limited available data which would bring an added challenge to the project.
"Marmi successfully completed all tender submissions to a high environmental standard. It achieved full legal compliance, including the precise details required for ISO 14001 environmental certification."
Green Element's Approach
By creating bespoke, efficient training strategies that could be delivered to key staff members, it would make it easier to get everyone onside. Therefore, Green Element carried out this task at the start due to its high importance.
Green Element’s next step was to carry out the necessary work to meet the requirements for Marmi’s continued ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification.
It also carried out extensive waste, contractor and site audits to ensure legal compliance and best practice principles are being followed.
Green Element adopted a flexible and pragmatic approach, reflecting data availability, particularly for the monitoring of waste.
It also utilised the company’s environmental achievements and progress to help deliver strong tender submissions.
Despite the limitations, Marmi achieved continued ISO 14001 environmental certification consistent with client tendering requirements.
It was also successful in increasing the miles per gallon of its current fleet by an average of 16% from the previous year.
In addition, Marmi established a waste output baseline including capturing nine tonnes of donated wood. This would enable it to measure and continuously improve on what is a very important part of the business process.
Marmi successfully completed all tender submissions to a high environmental standard. It achieved full legal compliance, including the precise details required for ISO 14001 environmental certification.
Improved staff competency and awareness surrounding the environment, including spill kits and driver awareness training, was another key achievement.