ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY
Verkís provides enterprises, individuals, institutions, and municipalities with comprehensive service and advice environmental and safety issues. This service includes analysing and assessing environmental impact, monitoring the impact of industrial operations, and producing plans for the planning and protection of designated areas, in addition to producing plans and assessments of public safety, the safety of those working in business and industry, and social infrastructure security.
The company does research in many areas, including studies of waterfall flow rates, fluvial sediment transport, sedimentation and erosion, noise and air pollution, and geological and bird-life. The company's services are aimed at providing assistance with license applications and mitigation measures, as well as follow-up on environmental impact assessments, licensing, and the supervision of environmental monitoring. We also give enterprises advice on the type, implementation, and auditing of green accounting, and annual reports on environmental issues, the introduction of waste sorting and environmentally friendly procurement, as well as assistance with environmental issues, for example by producing educational and promotional material on nature and construction projects.
Verkís also provides assistance in preparing life-cycle analyses, the results of such analyses being used, among other things, to minimise the environmental impact of goods and services, or reduce their ecological and carbon footprints.
Construction safety has been a major concern in recent years. Clients are making bigger demands in this area, and the authorities are increasingly following up on compliance with existing regulations. Verkís assists developers in preparing and managing safety regimes for construction projects.
Environment and safety issues are becoming steadily more important in modern society and are increasingly significant in enterprises' policymaking for their operations. Government regulation in these areas is extensive and expanding rapidly. Environmental and safety management enable systematic prevention of mistakes and damage that could damage personnel health, the company's environment, and its public image and goodwill. One aspect of safety management is reinforcing the ability of operations to withstand shocks. Effective response to unexpected events promotes rapid recovery and continuous operation. We assist companies, institutions, and municipalities with the preparation, formulation, and introduction of environmental and safety policies relating, for example, to health and safety in the workplace, ecological procurement, waste sorting, and recycling. Verkís has accredited consultants who provide assistance in building up environmental and safety management systems that comply, for example, with the ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 3100 and ISO 22301 standards, or which meet the requirements of various other environmental certification programs, such as the Nordic “Swan” and “Vakan” eco-labels.