Everyone in JJ Rhatigan & Company has a role to play in ensuring that we work towards a better world for the generations to come. Our approach to sustainability is about maximising our environmental, societal and business performance.
We have a proven track record in delivering excellence in Sustainability, Environmental, BER, LEED and BREEAM compliance, winning the Sustainable Green Project of the Year two years in a row for Medtronic CIC (2014) and the Life Course Studies Building, NUI Galway (2015).
We are conscious that the construction sector provides valuable infrastructure and employment for communities throughout Ireland and at the same time is resource-heavy and has an impact on local environments. Through our engagement with the local community, our clients, suppliers, professional bodies and regulatory groups we ensure that we take a responsible approach to the environment from an early stage in the project and right through the construction process.
In a practical way we aim to minimise the running costs and impact on the environment of all our projects and business activities through our energy efficient strategies including: Waste recycling, water usage, energy efficiency, emissions and carbon footprint.
The nature of our work means that with every project, there is almost always an opportunity to deliver a positive, tangible benefit to the community and local surroundings. Whether we are refitting hospitals to help them provide world-class care, building a new commercial headquarters bringing employment to a community, or providing state-of-the-art facilities to schoolchildren, we feel privileged to be in such a fulfilling business.
We also recognise that, as leaders in our field, we can go the extra mile by really engaging with the communities around us. We do this by:
We are continually looking for ways to enrich communities wherever we work, and aim to leave infrastructure that will benefit people for decades to come. Through the jobs that we provide for local people, and the structures that become focal points for communities, we are proud to have made a real impact on people’s lives.
Through rigorous environmental and budget controls, as well as a genuine desire to bring lasting benefits to the communities that we serve, we are committed to a course of sustainable growth that works for everyone in and around our business.
The results are long-term, sustainable outcomes for our business and for our clients.