Metric recognizes environmental protection as one of our guiding principles and as a result we have implemented the Environmental Protection Policy and Program. This policy is in accordance with all relevant federal, provincial and municipal environmental legislation to ensure pollution prevention and use the best practices to protect the environment. This policy integrates the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts in all our decision-making activities with the promotion of environmental awareness among our employees thereby encouraging them to work in an environmentally responsible manner. Furthermore, our Environmental Protection Program is a systematic approach to ensure that there are minimal impacts to the surrounding environment. This includes meeting prior to commencement of any construction in order to determine potential hazards and to plan accordingly to mitigate risks. Next, conducting multiple follow-ups to ensure that work is being done in accordance with our guidelines. Finally, when work is completed, Metric will ensure that disturbed areas are restored, and vegetation is re-established.
Metric Contracting has carried out numerous projects in which strict environmental compliance has been required by regulatory authorities such as the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) as well as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). We have in all instances complied or exceeded the requirements. In addition, it is Metric Contracting Services’ policy to utilize the services of an independent environmental consultant when necessary to ensure that our construction operations are carried out in accordance with the project specific environmental requirements and to develop and implement site specific procedures which ensure that the work is carried out in an environmentally sensitive manner. Metric also has experience in water sampling (measuring turbidity) to ensure minimal impacts to local waterways. Should turbidity levels be elevated, we are prepared to take immediate action. This includes stopping all work and identifying any issues that are causing the problem. Once identified, actions are taken to correct the issue. However, through proper planning, we have avoided situations that call for corrective actions.