Our greatest asset is our workforce, so the health, safety and welfare of our employees is of the utmost importance.
Our health and safety policy seeks to develop a positive health and safety culture across the company.Our aim is to provide a working environment that is free of accidents, ill health and damage to property and equipment.
We are committed to continually improving health and safety standards and performance. To this end we ensure that all relevant statutes, regulations and codes of practice are complied with. The minimum standards that are adopted by Viridor are those required by law, although we will always seek to exceed these where there is a demonstrable benefit.
Viridor was involved in the development of Health and Safety Executive guidance to Local Authorities (LA’s) on procuring and managing waste services, which was launched in January 2010 following widespread consultation,
The guidance, which has legal standing, assists LA’s to discharge their legal responsibilities for managing health and safety in waste, recycling and associated environmental services and to improve health and safety performance.
Although primarily aimed at Local Authority contracts, the principles and legislation also apply to private sector waste and recycling contracts. As such, we work in partnership with all our clients to help implement the guidance and improve health and safety standards for the industry.