Safety is a core
value at ARB. It is more than a policy manual or list of do's and don'ts. At
ARB, our health and safety management system is designed to promote a culture
of caring, well-being and continual improvement.
We believe balancing
the need of global development with the well-being of our employees, clients,
suppliers, subcontractors, communities, and the environment is critical to
the long term success of our business. We strive to successfully execute
complex projects in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
We engage regularly
with our employees, customers, and suppliers as part of our everyday health,
safety and environmental operations, at our jobsites, our fabrication
facilities, our equipment yards, and office locations. When specific HSE
issues arise, we evaluate any hazards, specify mitigation measures and
identify all of our supervisors, clients, and other affected stakeholders.
Our employees are encouraged to participate in safety committees, job hazard
analysis, risk assessment and mitigation.
Health and Safety
Our health and
safety statistics represent real people—our employees who are responsible for
our success. Managing health and safety issues to the lowest possible risk
level is an essential part our strategy, a core value, and integral to the
way we do business. We strive to follow best-in-class health and safety
principals and processes in all of our operations. To learn more go to: http://www.arbinc.com/safety
Health and Safety
ARB continued to
sustain a strong safety record in 2014.
We are in process of developing and implementing our Health and Safety
Management System (HSMS) based on ANSI-Z10 Standards.
For the seventh
consecutive year since ARB started to track environmental performance data in
2008, we have not received any Notice of Violation for environmental issues
resulting in monetary or other sanctions of non-compliance. In addition, ARB had
no significant spill since we start monitoring in 2008.
Our Carbon Footprint
ARB established its
carbon footprint for Scope 1 and 2 in 2008 and used 2009 as the baseline for
our offices, and off-road equipment used on jobsites. Due to challenges
associated with data collection, we did not include our vehicle fleets GHG
emissions into our calculations until 2013.
The increased in carbon footprint starting in 2013 is direct result of
adding vehicle fleet GHG emissions to our calculations. We have yet to
include scope 3 GHG emissions in our calculations.
The number and type
of projects ARB builds each year influences our total GHG emissions. As our
business grows, the company's GHG emissions increases, when business
degrease, the company's GHG emissions decreases. In addition to reporting our
"absolute GHG emissions”, we "normalize GHG emissions” by revenue and man
hours worked (See Chart "Carbon Footprint Normalized by Revenue, and by
Man-hours). Once normalized the
effects of our efforts in reducing GHG emission is revealed.
We follow, and use
the World Resource Institute (WRI) calculators for our inventory, and measuring
carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) as the quantification metric. We continue to
identify appropriate ways to reduce our carbon foot print through project
execution improvements, energy efficiencies, construction methods, people
behavior, fuel and engine types, recycling, and conservation efforts. (See
Chart "absolute GHG emission” below)