As part of a programme to reduce its environmental impact, leading industrial gases provider BOC has entered into a three year agreement with Veolia Environmental Services.
The new agreement will focus on measures to minimise waste and to achieve environmental best practice at its sites around the UK.
BOC is a member of The Linde Group, a global expert in industrial gases and engineering. The Group is committed to reducing its global environmental footprint and the new contract with Veolia Environmental Services, negotiated by BOC's Procurement Department, will put in place a series of measures to achieve that goal within the UK and Ireland.
As part of BOC's SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) strategy, the programme will emphasise the progressive process described in the waste hierarchy: reduce, re-use, recycle and dispose. Comprehensive reporting of recycling and treatment solutions will give the company a national picture of waste management performance from a single source.
The service will be tailored to the individual needs of BOC's extensive site network which ranges from large manufacturing facilities to smaller office units. It includes the collection, recycling, treatment and disposal of dry, liquid and hazardous waste. In addition, Veolia Environmental Services will help BOC continue to meet its Duty of Care responsibilities with respect to waste management. An emergency response service also forms part of the contract.
During the course of the contract, each BOC site will also be fully audited to implement more recycling and adopt a best value approach.
Nigel Anderson, BOC's Environment Manager, commented: "As a business, and a global group, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. That is why we are delighted to have concluded this agreement which will help us reduce our environmental impacts and improve our performance in this area."