BESIX masters ever-greater challenges by constantly adapting to increasingly demanding Client requirements and to unremitting new technological developments. In order to deliver excellence and to achieve our ‘first time right’ goal, our Integrated Management system (IMs), certified in accordance to ISO9001, forms a solid basis to support our organisation in ensuring it is fit to tackle these challenges.
by continuously searching for the ideal balance between the construction projects on the one hand and BESIX’ capacity to realize them on the other.
in order to control the essential activities of construction:
in order to prevent any inconsistency in the execution of the works through the use and application of method statements, risk assessments as well as specific quality plans and execution procedures.
through the rigorous application of all methods and procedures established during the preparation phase, the implementation of adequate controls and through the systematic correction of any variances.
by systematically exploiting experience feedback, monitoring performance indicators and carrying out internal and external audits.
For our ‘journey’ to excellence and zero incidents, which means creating and maintaining a working environment without injury or material damage, BESIX’ company culture values the right behaviour of its employees as well as subcontractors and other stakeholders. We put in place a visible culture which permanently focusses on QHSE leadership and performance.
Any incident, accident or occupational illness is unacceptable. Being active in a high risk sector such as construction is for BESIX an incentive to ensure employee's integrity by managing and mitigating risks in a proactive manner, learning from mishaps an applying best practices in our operation.
Based on risk assessment, a set of 10 Life Saving Rules is determined that must be respected at all times.
Implementing the company QHSE policy and meeting QHSE standards from the start is of utmost importance to make our projects a success. “Thinking before acting” is the key message we put into practice from the very start.
Specific health & safety plans and risk assessments, proper staff induction and training programmes and adequate kick-off meetings and pre-task meetings guarantee from the beginning that everyone knows how to do the job in a safe, well planned and qualitative way.
All our activities are undertaken with respect for the environment.
Based on an environmental impact assessment, measures are taken to use energy and natural raw resources sparingly, to minimise pollution, to limit the use of hazardous substances and waste generation and to investigate alternatives.
Initiatives are taken to save energy or to generate electricity from solar panels on the roofs of our buildings to create a positive contribution to the reduction of our carbon footprint.
BESIX continuously works on the application of green solutions in different domains. An Engineering team is specifically devoted to green engineering and to come up with innovative solutions that will not only help sustain the future of the company, but also that of the environments and communities it visits and shapes. For every project, we investigate the possibility to re-use and recycle materials like excavated soil and/or rock, wood and ground water and to introduce and apply best practices wherever practicable.
BESIX also leads the way to sustainable mobility by giving employees a chance to help reduce our carbon footprint through the introduction of a mobility budget. BESIX wants to provide its employees with attractive alternatives matching their own personal needs by stimulating alternative ways of transportation such as the use of public transportation and/or bicycles.
Another aspect that is kept to a minimum is the disturbance to wildlife and the natural environment surrounding operated construction sites. Preserving the biodiversity and limiting our footprint requires very specific environmental management systems which take into consideration the animal and plant life surrounding the build site before, during and after the project.
BESIX is an active contributor to meeting our Client’s sustainability efforts by respecting the requirements of an environmental standard like HQE, BREEAM® or LEED® for their building projects. Aim of these standards is to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design. The builds are characterised by a reduced overall environmental footprint, careful material selection, targeted reductions in water and energy consumption and effective systems for the protection of the environment during construction and operation.