are delighted with their new Volvo FM series roll on roll off trucks because they are comfortable and reliable and enable them to do a better day's work servicing Viridor's customers in the north west.
The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has just confirmed that it has selected the consortium between Viridor Waste Management and John Laing Infrastructure (a division of John Laing plc) as preferred bidder for the PFI contract to deliver long-term waste management solutions in Greater Manchester. This integrated waste management contract (investment value £300 million) is the largest such scheme in the UK.
Viridor Waste Management is among the UK's top five recycling and waste management companies. It is owned by the Pennon Group, a major UK plc with assets of over £2.3 billion.
Each year Viridor manages over nine million tonnes of wastes and recycles over a million tonnes of material. It operates 73 household waste recycling sites (HWRSs), 13 materials recycling facilities (MRFs), and over 180 facilities across the UK, processing large volumes of municipal, commercial and industrial wastes.
Viridor was the first waste management company in the UK to adopt a comprehensive environmental management system (EMS) across its entire business, gaining accreditation to ISO 14001, the highest international standard, at all its major operational centres, and is now progressing to the adoption of an Integrated Management System accredited to ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety) standards.
Viridor has a detailed corporate and social responsibility policy. Performance is formally assessed in the annual report on corporate responsibility for environmental and social issues of its parent company, Pennon Group plc.