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certifications and awards

From ISO to association memberships and awards, find out more about how we drive best practice and deliver industry leading service

Certifications

We continually strive to achieve the very highest standards in everything that we do, whether it relates to quality of service, health and safety, environmental performance or management excellence.
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ISO 9001

We have gained certification in ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. Our Management Systems are certified by a UKAS Accredited Certification Body. ISO 9001 not only helps to ensure that our products and services consistently meet our members requirements, but that quality is consistently and continually improved. The basic principals of ISO 9001 include a strong customer focus, motivation of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.

 


ISO 14001 

We have gained certification in ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems. Our Management Systems are certified by a UKAS Accredited Certification Body. ISO 14001 essentially provides a toolkit for organisations to manage their environmental responsibilities with a certifiable environmental management system. This standard provides reassurance to management, staff and stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

 


OHSAS 18001 

OHSAS logoWe have gained certification in OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Systems. Our Management Systems are certified by a UKAS Accredited Certification Body. OHSAS 18001 sets the standard for Health and Safety Management Systems, demonstrating that we are committed to reducing accidents, complying with law and are continually improving our health and safety performance.

 


Investors in People

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We have been awarded the Investors in People Gold Award since 2016 for successfully implementing high levels of team development, having previously held the Silver Award from 2014. 


CPD Certification Service 

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We are a member of The CPD Certification Service. Our core training is independently certified in line with global CPD principles, see our training events for more information. Please click here to view our certification.




Living Wage Certification

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We have been awarded Living Wage Certification in recognition of our commitment to voluntarily take a stand to ensure that our employees, suppliers and contractors can earn a realistic wage that exceeds the legal minimum. More details can be found here.

 

Memberships

We work closely with many industry associations and organisations that represent both producers and recyclers, here is a selection of our memberships.
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CIWM 2018

Ecosurety is a Silver Affiliated member of CIWM which confirms our excellence in waste management and our commitment to professional standards of waste management.

 


RECOUP member

 

RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited (RECOUP) is a registered charity and not-for-profit member based organisation. RECOUP works in collaboration with all stakeholders to promote, develop, stimulate and increase the levels of plastics recycling within the UK.

 


Resource Association

 

The Resource Association advocates making the most of secondary materials generated by the waste and recycling industry, with expertise on how to improve the UK’s waste infrastructure through the principle of compliance. Ecosurety offers the Resource Association unique insight from the point of view of the producer but also the recycler.

 


UK Plastics Pact 

Ecosurety is a member of The UK Plastics Pact, an initiative launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Ellen MacArthur foundation to tackle the issue of plastics in this country.

 


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Ecosurety is the first compliance scheme to be a member of OPRL, who have developed a range of tools to support members in designing and producing recyclable packaging, engaging consumers in recycling it effectively, and local authorities in collecting it. Their ambition is to support every stage in the packaging materials cycle to help realise a truly circular economy. 

 


 

Ecosurety is a member of Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales, the leading organisation for sustainable development in Wales with a mission to make Wales a low carbon, resource efficient, healthy, just and prosperous society, thriving in balance with the natural ecosystems that support it.

 

Awards

Our hard work has been recognised with industry awards for our services, individual employees and the whole team. Here is a selection.
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Business Brilliance Awards

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We won the Employer of the Year category at the Business Brilliance Awards 2017. The award celebrates organisations that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of its employees. Read more here.

 


Business Leader Awards

Business Leader Awards 2017

We won the Business of the Year (11-50 employees) category in the Business Leader Awards 2017. The awards are the most prestigious business awards in the South West, independently judged and open to small, medium and large companies. Read more here.


Business Green Leaders Awards

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Managing director James Piper won the Young sustainability executive of the year 2017 category. Billed as Europe’s most prestigious and high profile environmental awards, the Business Green Leader Awards shine a light on organisations and individuals who are redefining what it means to be a successful business. 
Read more here.

 


MRW National Recycling Awards

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We were thrilled to win both the Team of the year 2017 and Efficiency initiative of the year 2017 awards. 
The prestigious awards are the UK’s biggest celebration of recycling excellence, recognising those from across the industry and beyond who are addressing recycling, reuse and waste reduction. Read more here.

  


Business Leader Awards

Business Leader Awards 2016

Managing director James Piper has been recognised with the Business Leader Rising Star Award 2016. The Business Leader Awards are the most prestigious in the South West and celebrate business and enterprise across small, medium and large companies. Read more here.


IoD South West Awards

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Managing director James Piper was named Young Director of the Year 2016 at the Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2016. He also went on to represent the South West at the National IoD awards. Read more here.

Steve Clark was awarded the Corporate Responsibility Award 2014 for the South West by the Institute of Directors. Ecosurety then represented the South West in the national Director of the Year Award finals.

 


Valuable Content Awards

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The Ecosurety team were recognised with a Valuable Content Award in June 2016 in recognition of the uniquely collaborative approach to producing high quality news and blogs. You can find out more by reading our news story here.

  


Travelwest Awards

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We received a Most innovative sustainable travel measure 2016 Travelwest Business Award in recognition of joinmyjourney, the not-for-profit CSR initiative to help reduce the number of cars on the road. The project was made possible through a unique collaboration with South Gloucester Council. You can find out more about all our Change for good projects here.

Ben Luger, marketing and communication specialist at Ecosurety, was named the Individual most committed to sustainable travel 2015 in the West of England at the 2015 TravelWest awards. This was in recognition for being the driving force behind the joinmyjourney project, a not-for-profit CSR initiative by Ecosurety to help reduce the number of cars on the road. Read more here.

 

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Our 2017 impact report shows where we have invested to improve quality UK recycling on behalf of our members, and the benefits and learnings that have occurred as a result.
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