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Statement : Viridor Enviroscot Ltd

02nd December 2014

Viridor today (2nd December 2014) commented on the outcome of a safety breach in the matter of Her Majesty’s Advocate Vs Viridor Enviroscot Ltd.

Mr. Mark Burrows-Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Recycling and Resources at Viridor, said:

“Viridor takes the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees very seriously indeed. We invest heavily in creating safe working environments at all sites across the UK, including at our Bargeddie materials recycling facility. As such, we are deeply disappointed that we failed to meet our own high standards on this occasion.

“Viridor has accepted full liability for the matter involving a colleague seeking to assist others in freeing wire at a baler station. We immediately remedied the situation, provided full health, employment and financial support to our colleague and, importantly, shared the learnings from this incident throughout the business and wider sector.

“Whilst we are pleased our colleague has been able to return to work, incidents such as this demonstrate the need for continued vigilance and rigid adherence to the importance of returning colleagues home safely to their families each and every evening.”

Mr. Burrows-Smith was joined by Mr. Colin Paterson, Scottish Regional Managing Director, who both attended Airdrie Sheriff Court in person.

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