As a responsible company it is essential to maintain the highest standards of environmental performance.

So, one of the ways we demonstrate this is through the accreditations we hold.

We have been accredited to the internationally recognised Environmental and Quality standards ISO14001 & 9001 for many years.

Companies like Yorwaste must meet the latest version of these standards by 2018. But, we set ourselves the objective of achieving this in 2016.

Following independent audits carried out by ISOQAR we achieved these standards two years ahead of schedule.

Maintaining these prestigious standards gives a clear message to everyone about Yorwaste’s commitment to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.

We’re committing to an industry leading health and safety culture throughout the organisation. A three year health and safety improvement strategy is helping to achieve this objective and prevent injuries occurring.

Significantly, in 2015/16 our all injury rate improved by 45%, lost time injuries improved by 13% and our RIDDOR incident rate improved by 40%.

Independent accreditation of our health and safety management systems are maintained via two nationally recognised schemes. These are Safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment (CHAS). In addition, we carry out regular safety climate surveys with staff.

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Did you know?

In 2015/16 we had ZERO health and safety enforcement notices, ZERO environment enforcement notices and ZERO Health & Safety Executive prosecutions.

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