Advetec, a specialist in public and private sector solutions for digesting difficult to handle liquid and solid organic waste streams, including sewage sludge, food waste and trade effluent, has been awarded UK accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
For Advetec, which is seeing growing UK and international demand for its products necessitating a recent move into larger office and engineering facilities in Bath, health and safety standards have long been a prerequisite for many of the clients the company works with.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation, the leading third party accreditation scheme in the UK, has been driven by the need for a uniform health and safety standard across all aspects of the business. This in turn will further enhance the company’s ability to attract new client contracts.
Craig Shaw, Group CEO of Advetec said: “We are always looking to improve our business, embrace innovation and seek opportunities to work more effectively. Health and Safety has always been critical to this development, as the company grows globally quickly and safely. This accreditation attests to our ambition to excel in all areas of the business.”
The company, which is a leader in rapid thermal organic reduction and a pioneer in the use of extremophile bacteria for digesting solid and liquid organic waste, recently launched its next generation Advetec XO system, a high temperature in vessel solution for digesting organic content in difficult to handle mixed solid wastes and trommel fines. Alongside UK expansion the company has also established strategic offices in the USA, the UAE, India and Asia as well as distributors in Spain (Iberospec) and Italy (ETT).
Strong customer demand is resulting in enquiries and orders from US food courts and food manufacturers, along with hospitality companies, European municipal waste and waste water companies such as SUEZ, all looking at reducing food waste, mixed solid waste (MSW) organic fines and sewage sludge.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place. More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Advetec has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”
Published On: August 15th, 2016