Budimex Environmental Protection Standards govern the rules of proper protection of water, soil, air and biodiversity during the performance of construction works and auxiliary processes. Environmental procedures for construction sites are established under uniform internal procedures: Environmental management on contracts and OHS and EP organisation and management on contracts.

The environmental protection standards at the Budimex Group exceed its legal obligations and concern:

  • designing technological routes in a way that ensures an economical use of land and minimal modification of its surface,
  • restoring the site to its condition from before the construction,
  • minimisation of tree removal, relocation of plants elsewhere and replanting,
  • protection of trees from mechanical damage in the construction site impact zone,
  • preparation of construction facilities (depots, warehouses and transportation bases): they are firstly localised in already developed and transformed areas, if possible far from residential buildings and valuable natural areas,
  • reduction to the necessary minimum of the land occupancy in forests and wetland areas,
  • materials necessary for construction should be transported primarily within the designated right-of-way,
  • introduction of solutions protecting from contamination with chemical substances from the construction site on sections where earthworks and works are carried out in the vicinity of water reservoirs,
  • particular attention to the environmental protection from contamination with petroleum derivative products from vehicles and construction machinery,
  • relocation of fauna and flora living in habitats interfering with the construction site to new areas,
  • monitoring of the construction site by naturalists, e.g. ornithologists, ichthyologists, herpetologists, entomologists, botanists, chiropractors depending on the site specificity and on local protected species,
  • cessation of works when animals enter the project zone,
    implementation of the schedule and work cycle in a way strictly correlated with the natural cycle,
  • performance of works in the vicinity of noise-protected areas only during the day,
  • management of materials and waste according to the 3R principle (reduce, reuse, recycle),
  • minimisation of idling with regard to engines of machinery and vehicles of the construction site,
  • speed reduction within the construction site and in its vicinity,
  • preparation of construction sites for unexpected situations and providing them with equipment necessary in case of contamination.