Binn Group has become the first recycling and resource management company in Scotland to receive top tier certification from global assessment body NQA.
Binn Group has earned ISO 45001 status, marking it out as having the highest level of certified Occupational Health and Safety management systems.
Binn Group Managing Director Brian Harkins said the landmark certification was “a tremendous achievement”.
“We were not obliged to achieve this level of certification,” he said, “but we decided to go for it to guarantee we had attained the highest possible standards to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and clients.
“It has been a lot of hard work and extremely challenging but our success sets Binn Group apart as a company that goes the extra mile to demonstrate our commitment to health and safety and the environment we operate in.
“This is hugely significant in an industry that historically did not enjoy a great reputation for health and safety,” he added. “It shows that Binn Group is one of the new generation of recycling and resource management companies that takes this aspect of their work extremely seriously and demonstrates enviable credentials to prospective and existing clients.”
Stephen Burt of NQA congratulated everyone at Binn Group on their groundbreaking certification. He said, “I am extremely pleased to be able to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of Binn Group in achieving this certification, marking a major milestone for the company in its continued commitment to worker Health and Safety. ISO 45001 requires demonstrable leadership to Health and Safety management, and everyone at Binn Group has very effectively demonstrated this in their health and safety culture, performance, compliance and related improvements.”
“We’re extremely proud to be one of very few UK companies to secure this level of certification,” said Mr Harkins, “recognising the framework we have in place to reduce workplace risks and create a better workplace and operational systems.
“We have made a lot of commitments to maintain and develop aspects of our work such as introducing our ‘BeBinn’ values,” he said, “and commitment to our employees through industry ‘firsts’ such as our mental health support programme.”
Pictured above, Stewart Smith, David Sanderson, Audrey Duckworth and Brian Harkins, receive the certificate from Stephen Burt of NQA.