We have always prided ourselves on being a different kind of company, particularly in our core business of end-of-life asset management and metal recovery. During February we will have our first assessment for the environmental accreditation ISO14001, which is much prized by many of the companies with whom we seek to do business.
We are strong supporters of the new Waste Hierarchy, which identifies the priorities we need to follow in the interests of minimising waste. There are five steps that match our philosophy and the way we do business every day:
1. Preventing waste
2. Preparing for re-use
3. Recycling what we can
4. Recovering for energy production
.... and if all else fails
5. Disposing responsibly
Having met our target of sending only 3% to landfill during the course of last year, we are setting ourselves a new target of 1% for 2009/10. We are under no illusions that it will be tough, but as we've always said, "Going green should save you money, not be a cost"