O.C.O’s ambition to create a better circular economy within the waste and construction industry continues to grow within the UK and internationally, and with growth comes increased head count, operations, product, and movement.

Some organisations may lose focus on other areas of the business when going through a growth stage such as, health and safety, quality, and the effects of their operations on the surrounding environment. O.C.O are mindful that these three areas remain key elements of its organisation and are treated with the highest priority not only by O.C.O, but also by the employees within it.

O.C.O’s efforts to ensure all these key areas remain a high priority have been reflected in our recent recertification audit where no non-conformances or opportunities for improvement were identified.

The audits were led by our HSEQ Manager (Lee Thompson) with the engagement and participation of employees and directors. The audits were undertaken at our Avonmouth site on the 27th of October, our Leeds site on the 22nd of November and concluded with a three-day audit at our Brandon site on the 15th of December.  This is the second year in a row where no non- conformances or opportunities have been raised after the business completed its surveillance audits last year. This is a fantastic result for O.C.O and its not just down to the management team, its down to our hard working, committed employees who strive to make the workplace safe, our product great and our environment clean and sustainable.

Certificates being presented by Alcumus ISOQAR, not only to the HSEQ Manager but also some of our employees, as it is the workforce who have ensured the business has achieved recertification.