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MITIGATION THROUGH RESTORATION

SUSTAINABILITY

Understanding environmental features and permit requirements is critical for successful project execution. MJE is highly experienced working in, and adjacent to, environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands, endangered resource habitat, waterways, public parks, cultural resource areas, and county, state, and national forests. We also routinely interacts with federal and state agencies that hold jurisdiction over environmental areas. We find solutions to complicated situations and have the experience and tools to adhere to strict environmental requirements.

ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS
EMPLOYEE AWARENESS
FLEET MANAGEMENT

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS

  • #1 To continuously improve the environmental performance of our facilities, fleet, and operations.
  • #2 To be a leader in environmental practices on all operational sites and projects.
  • #3 To work with customers to achieve more sustainable design solutions.
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EMPLOYEE AWARENESS

MJE develops project-specific mitigation plans along with training on compliance and awareness custom fit for each situation. To promote awareness, we developed a three-color system for project maps and right-of-way flagging to identify areas with equipment and/or access restrictions.

GREEN ZONES: Lowest level of environmental concern; employ standard upland construction procedures.

YELLOW ZONES: Standard level of environmental concern; indicate wetlands where standard practices will differ from uplands. (e.g., no refueling, no significant rutting, no spoil placed on the ground surface)

RED ZONES: Highest level of environmental concern; indicate equipment and/or access restrictions.

MJE is dedicated to leaving as small a footprint as possible. When necessary, we use equipment mats to protect environmentally sensitive areas and provide safe and reliable access for specialized vehicles and large equipment. Thousands of mats are installed each year and we maintain an inventory of approximately 30,000 mats in Michigan alone.

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FLEET MANAGEMENT

Our fleet equipment professionals continually evaluate and manage our equipment to ensure it is available, productive, and environmentally compliant. Some of MJE’s environmental compliance procedures include:

  • Examining equipment as part of the pre-job inspection to look for worn or leaking components to prevent spills. Each piece of equipment has a spill kit in the event of a fluid leak.
  • Review of work areas and provision of additional spill materials (e.g., containment pools, booms, etc.) on site when working in or near sensitive locations.
  • A web-based fleet management system that has the ability to manage and monitor driver behavior, daily mileage, and fuel costs in addition to reducing idling time thereby shrinking our carbon footprint and minimizing carbon emissions.
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