Mission Statement

Rio Group is a specialist company which provides for installation, repair and maintenance for:

  • Waterproofing membrane systems
  • All types of asphalt and bitumen based surfacing materials

We recognise that our activities have an impact on the environment in terms of the use of raw materials, emissions to air and water, and waste generation, and seek to minimise this as far as is reasonably practicable.

Rio Group is committed to:

  • Driving continual environmental improvement by ensuring effective management of our environmental impacts and implementing Environmental Management Systems in compliance with EH ISO 14001: 2004
  • Developing objectives, supported by targets to manage potentially significant environmental aspects.
  • Preventing pollution and reducing any adverse impact of the Group's operations on the environment.
  • Developing meaningful performance indicators to measure resource use, waste and emissions to demonstrate efficient use of resources as well as promote environmental best practice.
  • Complying with applicable environmental legislation and standards and other requirements associated with the industry sectors in which we operate
  • Training of staff, suppliers and sub-contractors to enhance awareness of relevant environmental matters
  • Working in partnership with our customers and supply chain to promote best practice environmental management techniques to deliver a high quality service.
  • Publishing information on environmental performance, gaining third party endorsement of published performance and benchmarking this performance against others.
  • Compliance with all environmental legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the industry sector in which we operate.

It is the policy of Rio Group to:

  • Make efficient use of natural resources by conserving energy and water, minimising waste and recycling where possible
  • Meet its duty of care requirements in relation to waste by ensuring the safe keeping, transportation and subsequent recovery or disposal of waste
  • Use recycled construction materials whenever these can be commercially justified
  • Keep transport use to a minimum and regularly service vehicles to maintain their efficiency
  • Work with suppliers to ensure they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation.
  • Co-operate with the communities in which we operate.
  • Co-operate with the Government, regulatory bodies and other interested parties with the shared vision of being a good and trusted neighbour.

Rio Group will review this policy on an annual basis, taking account of any changes within legislation and our organisation, and other factors. We will communicate this policy to all our employees and ensure that they are given appropriate training to raise awareness of environmental issues. Rio Group will make this policy available when requested to interested parties including members of the public.

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