Bridgend-based ROCKWOOL Ltd, leader in stone wool insulation, is celebrating the retention of its status as a Green Compass Scheme accredited member, following a successful and rigorous environmental audit against PAS402:2013.
Developed by Constructing Excellence in Wales, in conjunction with UKAS accredited inspection bodies, The Green Compass Scheme provides independent verification of the performance data reported by waste management organisations.
The accreditation marks a validation of ROCKWOOL’s efforts to improve business efficiency, achieve a sustainable future and meet its corporate social responsibility goals. PAS 402:2013 requires a waste resource management organisation to report how it conducts its waste management activities and the landfill diversion and materials recovery rates it achieves. ROCKWOOL is subject to a stringent evaluation, assessing its environmental, quality and health and safety performance, practices, procedures and policies as part of this assessment.
Vicky Hillman, ROCKWOOL’s Environment and Energy Supervisor comments, “We are absolutely delighted to retain our Green Compass accreditation. ROCKWOOL is immensely proud of its record on sustainability. Our innovative recycling scheme has played a vitally important role in achieving the accreditation. It gives guidance and structure to help us achieve our targets and be a recycling provider that contractors can trust.”
ROCKWOOL’s recycling scheme is run from its dedicated, state of the art recycling facility based at the Bridgend factory. The scheme enables contractors and builders to recycle ROCKWOOL stone wool products, including waste material, refurbishment and demolition waste, along with off-cuts. The scheme is part of ROCKWOOL’s efforts to reduce its requirement for landfill; by ensuring 100% of insulation waste returned to them is recycled- helping everyone meet their sustainability goals.
The accreditation audit procedure is repeated annually to ensure that the record of companies holding the Green Compass status remains up to date. Successful applicants have license to use the Green Compass logo on letterheads, websites, and other promotional material.
For more information about The Green Compass Accreditation please visit www.greencompass.org.uk or to learn more about ROCKWOOL's recycling program click here