Sustainability

As an environmentally and socially conscious business, it is important to us that our customers, partners and staff know what we do and what we stand for.  Here is how we deliver sustainability to your sites and work to drive positive change within the industry.

Sustainable Innovation

We innovate and develop hybrid powered welfare and office units for leading UK construction and housebuilding firms, through our Oasis® Welfare range.  Using 4 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we support companies in making the switch from diesel powered welfare units, to welfare units that incorporate renewable energy and drastically cut carbon emissions.

Oasis® welfare units are completely self-contained and designed to have a positive impact on staff wellbeing, the community, and the environment.  This is achieved by significantly reducing carbon, noise and costs relating to site welfare.  Advanté plays a vital role during the early stages of construction by delivering sustainable welfare solutions that support our clients in achieving their net zero carbon aims.

Our latest solar and hybrid technology innovations have been recognised across the industry and highly commended for Innovation of the Year.

Reducing our Clients’ and Our Carbon Footprint

We have always been committed to reducing our clients’ and our own carbon footprint year on year by innovating low to zero carbon technologies and parts/materials for our existing and future fleet of units.

To monitor and reduce our company’s CO2 emissions, we calculate our Organisational Carbon Footprint in line with The Carbon Trust’s guidelines (2018). We measure carbon relative to each Oasis welfare unit hire, as a meaningful way to demonstrate our continued achievements in carbon reduction.  Since 2008 we have reduced our average tonnes of CO2 per hire by over 50%.

Our latest Oasis EcoLogic Solar hybrid technology combined with large solar array provides an effective renewable electrical power supply to our welfare units. Our Oasis PowerStation supports zero emission tools and machinery, as well as electric vehicles being used on construction sites. Advanté also maintains the FORS Gold accreditation to further reduce emissions, fuel consumption and lessen environmental impact across our fleet of vehicles.

Plant Charter – Supply Chain Sustainability School

As an active member of the Plant Group, we have been working on how the sector can collaborate to reduce both air quality emissions that lead to local health impacts and the global effects of carbon emissions from the plant and equipment we all use. As a result, the group developed the Plant Commitment Charter to encapsulate and communicate the approach to this. Read the Charter, alongside the Minimum Standards paper, and see how your organisation can commit to working towards the five commitments and contribute to a cleaner working environment.

Plant Charter (PDF)

Plant Category Group Minimum Standards Version 2.0 (PDF)

Our People  – Our AdvanTEAM

Supporting our staff to do the things that matter to them is important to us.  We have introduced a paid volunteering day in the local community for each member of staff, every year. We are also very proud to be a living wage employer.

As a Partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School we worked collaboratively with other Partners to develop an industry framework to address workforce and supply chain challenges. This became the People Matter Charter, which we signed up to on it’s launch in January 2020.

 

Giving Back

In 2022, we are supporting World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as our Charity of the Year. We hope to encourage supply chain partners, clients and staff to get involved and help us make a difference. Throughout the year we will run incentives and events to highlight their causes.  To start our year of activities, we are undertaking one WWF animal adoption for each EcoLogic Solar and EcoMax Solar unit that goes on hire in February 2022.

WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Their mission is to create a world where people and nature can thrive together. To achieve this mission they are working with businesses, governments, communities and individuals to put nature first, make our food system more sustainable, tackle the climate crisis and enable habitats and species to thrive. We’re the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and could be the last that can do anything about it. This year we are supporting WWF-UK and joining the fight for our world! WWF-UK is a registered charity in England and Wales 1081247 and in Scotland SC039593.

Part of the Community

We work closely with our clients to ensure we respond to their requirements, now and in the future, with sustainable, legally compliant solutions. As a Partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, we select supply chain partners whose ethos and commitments align with ours and pro-actively develop these relationships to minimize any adverse impacts of our operations. We work with schemes that focus on positive community impact, including the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Circular Economy

We run a circular economy model within the business. Materials and parts are recycled from renewable sources where possible to reduce our impact on the environment. Our fleet procurement policy is to recycle hire units by re-engineering hire stock for a second life after full re-manufacture to ‘as new’, saving 60% of production energy.