CIWM members benefit from Tarmac expertise
Company’s Aberthaw plant shares best practice with Chartered Institute of Waste Management Cymru Wales
TARMAC have played host to more than 16 members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) as part of a workshop to share best practice in developing and maintaining good community relations.
The company was put forward to host the event at its Aberthaw cement plant by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) – the regulatory authority in Wales for a wide range of environmental legislation, including Tarmac’s operations.
NRW advised Tarmac to share their best practice and experiences in order to create positive community relationships with CIWM members, many of whom are involved in the construction, waste and environmental industries.
CIWM Cymru Wales is run by members who organize an extensive programme of technical meetings, site visits, conferences and social events. The group also provides a forum for professional debate and an opportunity for members to meet and socialize across a strong network of professionals. Members in Wales automatically become a member of the CIWM Cymru Wales Centre when they join CIWM.
Chris Bradbury, Tarmac Aberthaw plant manager, said: ‘We were delighted to be invited to host this event. The team at Aberthaw has created strong, long-term connections with our neighbours and is using its input to help drive improvements. Over the past two years we have worked hard to maintain these standards.’
He continued: ‘Listening to the views of people who live around our site, keeping lines of communication open and delivering on our promises matter to us. We are delighted to share our experience in best practice community relations with other CIWM members and hope that they’ll be able to take the learning back into their own businesses.’