Many sustainability projects are being completed at ALS under the campaign of Local actions · Global impact. These range from health and safety initiatives, energy and waste management programs through to charitable and community-based projects. Outlined below are just a selection of some of our current projects.
Students saving salmon
The group known as Students Saving Salmon is documenting stream conditions* to better understand how the impacts of urban development, storm water run-off and warming temperatures affects the health of salmon populations and other local wildlife. The students along with their club advisor Joe Scordino come to ALS for an annual laboratory tour to discuss their program results with ALS staff in the laboratory setting and in the process have an opportunity to gain insight into career paths after high school and college.
ALS involvement includes city financed laboratory services for a variety of organic and inorganic tests in water and sediment samples. Additionally the students collect field parameter data and together with the laboratory data they present reports to the city to help drive local policy and operations decisions regarding the environment.
According to Joe Scordino "ALS has been a great partner to work with over the years. With their support, students have developed an understanding of analytical techniques for detecting pollutants in streams and wetlands. With this and their participation in field work and data analysis, students will be better prepared for future careers in science and understanding our environment."
Growing own hydrographers
In receiving this training, it contributes to becoming a Certified Hydrographer. Certification is an industry-owned and managed recognition scheme, and while certification is voluntary, ALS encourage, promote and fund all of our people to becoming a Certified Hydrographer so that our skills, knowledge and standards of work across the business (and Industry) are improved as well as helping our people gain recognition for their skill by providing career progression within ALS.
Cleaning campaign in Tala Town
During their work, in the framework of the Quellaveco mining project, they had the initiative to carry out an environmental campaign of waste cleaning in one of the accesses that lead to the monitoring station. To do this, they joined forces with customer staff, other contractor companies and people from the community.