Eight years after initially qualifying as an ISO registered company, 4R Group Ltd is delighted to announce that it has recently passed its re-certification audit for OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health and Safety) and has now also qualified to be registered under the new standards of ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) management systems. 4R Group will continue to operate the business to these high ISO standards.
Benefits of the certifications include: widened market potential, compliance to procurement tenders, improved efficiency and cost savings, higher level of customer service, and therefore satisfaction with heightened staff moral and motivation. By having a recognised management standard it tells your customers that you are serious about their needs.
ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, management and staff motivation, the process approach and continual improvement.
Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
The ISO 14001:2015 helps 4R achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the company itself and interested parties.
Consistent with the 4R's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of the environmental management system include:
OHSAS 18001:2007 is an international occupational health and safety management system that helps minimise risk to employees, sub-contractors and members of the public and demonstrates the company’s diligence in its approach to health and safety.
In the next year 4R Group will be working towards qualifying to be registered under the new Health and Safety standard ISO 45001.
ISO 45001, occupational health and safety management systems will help 4R by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.
4R Group has achieved excellent Health and Safety (100%), Environmental (96%), Quality (98%) and Corporate Responsibility (100%) scores as part of their second assessment for Achilles UVDB B2 Verify Accreditation.
The UVDB Verify audit is undertaken independently by Achilles and provides a rigorous assessment of a company’s risk critical issues with a particularly strong focus on demonstrable compliance to Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Corporate Responsibility requirements.
The audit was undertaken over a two-day period and both management systems and on site procedures were appraised.
The detailed assessment focused on evaluating both the company’s in house health, safety, quality and environmental systems as well as an on-site installation where site method statements, risk assessments, safe systems of work and site arrangements were assessed.
Memberships and Associations
Wood Recycling Association
Member and Associated Consultants to the Association, enabling 4R Group to provide clients with assistance and first-hand knowledge and experience of the various options for recycling wood in the UK, Europe and around the world.
Renewable Energy Association – Organic Recycling Group
Operator and Consultancy Membership endorses 4R Group’s ability to assist clients in the organic waste treatment and recycling industries (primarily compost and anaerobic digestate) with best practice advise and sustainable routes for their organic wastes/products.
All Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group
Membership enables 4R Group to give relevant industry feedback to Parliament, airing our clients’ issues and concerns to the heart of government.
ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)
Membership enables 4R Group to assist clients in the organic waste treatment and recycling industries (primarily digestate) with best practice advice and sustainable routes for their organic wastes/products.
CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management)
Participation in special interest groups associated with waste treatment and recycling enables 4R Group to assist clients in the waste treatment and recycling industries with best practice advice and sustainable routes for their wastes/products.
We hold the following licences and a copy is available on request:
Specialist advice and services for waste recycling, environmental consultancy & legislative compliance...
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On Saturday whilst walking over a spoil tip near Castleford restored by 4R in 2016 Mike spotted an extremely reclusive Bittern flying low over one of the reed lined ponds on the site. To confirm that it was a Bittern he asked a bird watcher in camouflage stood nearby who excitedly confirmed his suspicion. This...READ MORE