First Local Authority to gain Green Compass Certification
Cardiff Council - First Local Authority to gain Green Compass Certification
Cardiff Council Recycling and Waste Services have become the first local authority anywhere in the UK to gain the Green Compass certificate. The council joins the like of other Welsh waste management companies in Wales such as Williams and Williams, Brisco, Derwen Group, Thorncliffe, Harri Parry, Northern Welsh Recycling, Gwynedd Skip and Cwm Environmental as members of the PAs 402 Green Compass scheme.
What is Green Compass?
Green Compass membership is applicable to waste management organisations that process construction, industrial, commercial or household waste and is the means to gaining certification to PAS 402
Green Compass is a UKAS accredited programme which provides a standardised route for aste managment companies to achieving BSI PAS402 accreditation.
What is PAS 402?
PAS 402 was authored in 2009 by BSI and Constructing Excellence in Wales, and 10 years on, the success of the framework has meant that this accreditation is now a mainstream requirement in waste management audits throughout the UK. Under the scheme, each waste management company must report their recovery rates for a variety of waste streams, such as plasterboard, metals or asbestos. The landfill tonnage is recorded, increasing the motivation for re-use as opposed to one-way disposal. These figures are then independently verified by a qualified inspector from the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Green Compass membership is applicable to waste management organisations that process construction, industrial, commercial or household waste. An accredited company might operate a transfer station, treatment facility or disposal site.
Companies who are Green Compass members work within the parameters of international quality standards to demonstrate best practice and endeavor to continuously improve processes, delivery and customer satisfaction.
For more information about the scheme and becoming accredited, please visit www.greencompass.org