Our Credentials

ISO Re-Certification

Seven years after initially qualifying as an ISO registered company, 4R Group is delighted to announce that it has passed its re-certification audits for ISO 9001:2008 (Quality), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health and Safety) management systems and will continue to operate the business to these high ISO standards.

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality and 4R Group intends to start operating in line with the new ISO 9001:2015 within the next 12 months.

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 9001:2008 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 and continual improvement.  Using ISO 9001:2008 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

The ISO 14001:2004 addresses various aspects of environmental management and enables companies to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance.

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.

 UVDB Verify

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. 

UK Spill Association
Corporate membership enables 4R Group to work with clients to assess and mitigate the environmental impacts and associated risks of accidents, incidents and planned activities to the spill industry.
Road Haulage Association
Membership provides 4R Group with guidance, advice and information to ensure we deliver an efficient and compliant road haulage service to regulatory standards to our clients.

We hold the following licences and a copy is available on request:

  • 4Recycling Waste Carrier & Broker Licence
  • 4Recycling Mobile Treatment Plant Licence
  • By Product Recovery Waste Carrier & Broker Licence
  • Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence

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