Business in the Community

Business in the Community (BitC) is a business-led organisation focused on promoting responsible business. The theory is that if every individual business strives to be the best it can be in all areas as a responsible business, there will be a positive multiplier effect that will benefit society, the economy and the environment. If businesses collaborate they can have a greater impact upon key issues than if acting alone.

Viridor joined Business in the Community's annual benchmark of responsible business management, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index) in 2013 and achieved a credible bronze level in the 2013 CR Index, 2 Stars in 2014 and 3 Stars (92%) in 2015; an increase of 13%. 

The Responsible Business Tracker is a measurement tool designed to enable a business to measure their performance as a responsible business. The tracker is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that underpin the Business in the Community Responsible Business Map (See below).



Management System Standards 

We were the first UK waste company to achieve ISO 14001 certification, the highest international environmental standard, across all our major operational sites. In addition, we have also incorporated a Competence Management System which demonstrates that we are technically competent to carry out a wide range of permitted waste operations in accordance with all appropriate regulatory requirements.

To ensure all our sites and services are operated to the highest standards in terms of environmental, social, economic and workplace practices, we have in place fully established company policies and procedure and we continually seek to improve our performance in these keys areas.

Viridor is externally certified to the following Management Systems Standards. We are registered through BSI (British Standards Institute):

ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System)
ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System)
BS OHSAS18001: 2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System)
ISO 50001:2011(Energy Management System)
• CMS (Competence Management System)


Viridor holds other accreditations, i.e. Avetta, Achilles, SafeContractor, Constructionline, CHAS, FORS and membership with ESA.

Click here to download our certificates.