Viridor set to boost green credentials for Peterborough businesses

LEADING recycling, renewable energy and waste management company Viridor has become a key partner of Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) Investors in the Environment (IiE) scheme.

The newly signed partnership will ensure local businesses benefit from the expertise Viridor has in the environmental arena as well as contribute towards the city’s goal of becoming the UK’s Environment Capital.

Investors in the Environment is a leading not-for-profit environmental accreditation scheme designed to help businesses save money and reduce their impact on the environment.  Over 85 businesses are participating in the IiE scheme and have benefited from improved environmental performance and cost-savings. By going green, businesses are able to gain a competitive edge and take advantage of networking in an innovative, rapidly growing sector.

Speaking on behalf of the company, Paul Rowland, regional manager for Viridor, commented: “We are proud to be supporting the IiE scheme. Managing the environmental aspects of any business and receiving recognition for such work is essential in today’s market. General awareness of environmental issues is increasing and with it the demand for products and services that are provided with care for the environment. The IiE scheme not only helps businesses improve their environmental record but provides them with an accountable way of demonstrating their achievements to their stakeholders.”

Kim Coley, Green Business Officer from Investors in the Environment said: “We are delighted to welcome Viridor as our new main sponsor. Being environmental experts, Viridor are a valuable business to having on board. They will provide vital support to the IiE scheme and will be a key resource for our members. Leading by example they are working towards IiE Green Level environmental accreditation. Businesses interested in learning more about accreditation scheme can meet the IiE team and Viridor at Peterborough’s Business Focus event next week in the new Green Business Hub arena.”

Viridor has a proven track record in managing the environmental aspects of its operations. It was the first company in its sector to implement an Environmental Management System across the company and achieve ISO 14001 certification at all its major operational sites. Currently Viridor operates all sites and services under its Business Management System, which includes safety, health, environmental and quality management systems certified to the international standards OHSA 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 respectively, ensuring continuous improvement in these key areas and providing assurance to customers and communities alike.