GREEN POLICY

MAGNET is aware of both current legislation and public awareness as regards environmental issues.

Our main priority is to minimize environmental effects in all their forms at the project site and its surrounding area.

This includes not only such effects as air omissions, water discharges, pollution, waste, energy consumption, recycling etc., but also in the protection of employees and the public in the use of resources and in the minimization of other disturbances to the area surrounding the project.

In summary it is the policy of MAGNET to:

• Maintain a positive and responsible approach to managing the environment.

• Always act in accordance with good practice, both during design and construction, preserving and where possible enhancing the quality of the environment.

• Establish monitoring, reporting and reviewing systems to ensure compliance with the Environmental Policy.

• Liaise and co-operate with appropriate enforcement authorities on matters affecting the environment.

• Comply with relevant legislation.

• When requested as part of a project, MAGNET will assist our Clients achieve the standards required to achieve Leed, Breeam and other international certification.

• It is our policy to promote the standards of the Russian Green Building council to all our clients.

 

Environmental Purchasing Policy

The construction industry in general typically uses various construction materials, resulting in both direct and indirect environmental impact throughout the lifecycle of a building, starting from the manufacturing of construction materials, equipment and products and continuing through to building planning, design, construction, utilization, renovation, and demolition. The adoption of green purchasing initiatives within the construction industry requires an important commitment to purchasing suitable construction materials, equipment and products that cause the least environmental impact.  

However, the construction companies should also, for each project, consider the cost and quality of materials, equipments and products while taking into account the policies and specifications of individual clients and building designers which in turn can serve as an obstacle to green purchasing.

The primary purpose of the environmental purchasing policy of MAGNET is to minimize negative environmental impacts of construction by ensuring the procurement of services and products that:

  • reduce toxicity;
  • conserve natural resources, materials, and energy;
  • maximize recyclability and recycled content

The implementation of procurement is guided by the principles of environmental and economic feasibility.

Scope of Environmental Procurement Policy

The environmental policy of MAGNET applies to all purchases of materials and equipment associated with the conduct of operations at the facility, supplies used during the realization of works, as well as finishing materials and equipment purchased for the project.

Environmental policy is aimed primarily at:

  • Reduce the use of materials harmful to health
  • Reduce waste exported to landfill (through the use of durable materials and materials that use recycled materials and through maximizing the reuse on site)
  • When organizing the delivery of materials to reduce CO2 emissions by optimizing logistics

Definitions

Environmentally Preferable Products and Services mean products and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products that serve the same purpose. 

Life Cycle Cost means the amortized annual cost of a product, including capital costs, installation costs, operating costs, maintenance costs, and disposal costs discounted over the lifetime of the product.

Practicable means sufficient in performance and available at a reasonable price.

Recyclable Product means a product which, after its intended end use, can be recycled 

Recycled Material means material and products that have been recovered or diverted from solid waste, and have been utilized in place of raw or virgin material in manufacturing a product. 

Energy efficient equipment means equipment with energy-efficient labeling of not less than Class "A"

Policy

In case where it is possible and economically feasible, MAGNET commits to:

1. Procure for office supplies and construction materials, environmentally preferable products and services. Factors that should be considered when determining the environmentally preferable products or service include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimization of virgin material use in product or service life cycle
  • Maximization of recycled products used in product or service life cycle
  • Environmental cost of entire product or service life cycle
  • Reuse of existing products or materials in product or service life cycle
  • Recyclability of product
  • Minimization of packaging
  • Reduction of energy/water consumption
  • Toxicity reduction or elimination
  • Durability and maintenance requirements
  • Ultimate disposal of the product
  • Use of energy efficient equipment

MAGNET implements green purchasing of construction materials, equipment and products based on a comprehensive evaluation that takes into account the reduction of environmental impact, in addition to standard cost, quality, durability, and quantity considerations. If the price of two materials is the same, MAGNET gives preference to environmentally preferable products and services.

2.  Raise staff awareness on the environmental issues affecting procurement by providing relevant information and training;

3. Encourage suppliers and contractors to offer environmentally preferable products and services at competitive prices;

4. Encourage providers of services to consider environmental impacts of service delivery;

5. Comply with all environmental legislative and regulatory requirements in the procurement of products and services.

Nothing in this policy shall be construed as requiring to procure products that do not perform adequately for their intended use or are not available at a reasonable price in a reasonable period of time.  Exceptions to policy are also cases where the environmental / energy-efficient products are not available or buying them is not economically feasible