What is elsewhere still a distant future of building has become reality for our construction industry owing to none other but our company – starting from the “green building” concept, through projects designed to comply to all energy efficiency regulations, to the so-called “smart home” system that adapts to any climatic conditions.
GRADINA strives to unify all efforts for preservation of natural resources and healthy environment by:
- using recycled materials,
- utilizing building products that preserve the natural resources,
- using extremely long-lasting materials that do not require constant maintenance,
- utilizing non-toxic building products without any direct or indirect harmful effects to people and the environment,
- using energy conservation and water-saving products,
- investing into facilities and products that support safe and healthy living and working environment.
We have regularly harmonized our business activities with legal regulations in all segments of our operations, diligently implementing all the required standards – from environmental protection and safety to occupational health. Our company shall persist as a champion of all aspects of safety, health and ecological standards in construction and their impact on the environment.
We have constantly followed, reviewed and directed our activities of all organizational parts, services and individuals so our quality policy would be complete. From the first day employees are familiar with this policy, and in accordance with it they clearly recognize their everyday tasks, authorities and responsibilities. In future we will continue providing information and necessary resources through everyday activities in order to maximum motivate the employees so they will be ready to accomplish defined quality policy.
Our company goals continue to be under close scrutiny of the management, which has continuously improved and promptly adapted our own integrated management system (IMS) to the world standards as well as any current changes of the community and business environment. Our main goal was, is and shall remain constant improvement to ensure progress in each segment of work and business activity.
In view of the need for investments into renewable energy sources from biomass, wind, small hydroelectric power plants and geothermal springs, this type of engagement is now in focus of state government, prospective investors and consumers worldwide. For instance, in 2007 the EU set a goal for its member countries to draw at least 20% of their energy come from renewable sources by the year of 2020. Serbia has significant sources of renewable energy that could meet the new requirements. To this end, the Government of Serbia has formulated a complete strategy to support development and investments into this sector and at the same time fulfil its obligations under the Contract on Energy Community of Southeast Europe.
GRADINA is one of the first companies that recognized the new tendencies and mastered the technology of building small hydroelectric power plants. We are fully trained and qualified for construction of small and medium-sized hydroelectric power plants. Having embraced its corporate social responsibility, GRADINA has already constructed two mini hydroelectric power plants out of its own funds.