Continuing with its strong focus on environmental sustainability, The Automated Technology Group has built on the Greener Path Award it achieved in 2015 by exceeding its environmental objectives for recycling in 2016.
Having set a target of at least 85% landfill diversion, ATG is delighted to have exceeded this and achieved 100%. In conjunction with its registered waste carrier, ACM Environmental, ATG has demonstrated exemplary effort in its sustainability goals through implementation of a structured environmental management strategy and commitment to maintaining and improving its waste management.
As part of its ISO 14001 certification, the ATG’s environmental management system is externally audited. Over 78 tonnes of waste were generated across all ATG locations during 2016 including 19 tonnes of general and food waste, 45 tonnes of mixed recyclables and 14.5 tonnes of wood. A total of 71 of these 78 tonnes were recycled, with the remaining 7 tonnes being recovered for biomass energy generation, thus achieving zero waste to landfill.
Darryl Pearce, Quality Manager for ATG and responsible for the group’s environmental management, commented: “We are really pleased to have achieved the full 100%, albeit that it makes it difficult for us to improve on this in 2017! What we can do, however, is seek additional and innovative ways to improve our sustainability across the business over the coming year, and this will be reflected in our forthcoming objectives.”