Press release

October 2017

Biffa receives prestigious health and safety award

LEADING national recycling and waste management provider, Biffa has been awarded with the Sword of Honour for health and safety excellence – a prestigious honour presented by the British Safety Council.


Biffa is one of just 56 organisations worldwide that have achieved this accolade in health and safety.


As the waste industry is often reported as one of the most dangerous industries to work in, becoming the first company in the sector to receive such an important health and safety award is an incredible achievement.


To compete for the Sword of Honour, organisations must have achieved the maximum rating of five stars in the British Safety Council’s integrated health, safety and environment management assessment. They must also have demonstrated a culture of best practice in health and safety throughout the business, from the boardroom to the shop floor, to an independent panel of judges.


Organisations who are successful are then recognised as having commendable health and safety systems that are among the best in the world.


Clare Odd, Group Health, Safety and Quality manager for Biffa said: “We’re incredibly proud of this prestigious award. The Sword of Honour confirms that Biffa’s health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance is built on exemplar systems and processes, supported by highly engaged teams that are passionate about health, working safely and protecting the environment.


“The in-depth review of our systems and HSE culture by the British Safety Council provides assurance to our stakeholders that Biffa is truly a leader when it comes to HSE management; especially as the waste industry is widely reported to be one of the most dangerous sectors to work in.”


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Notes to Editors:

Biffa is a leading UK-based integrated waste management business. The Group operates across the breadth of the waste management value chain, including the collection, treatment, processing and disposal of waste and recyclable materials, as well as related work in the production and sale of energy derived from waste and the sale of recovered commodities such as paper, glass, metals and plastic. Biffa’s customer base for these services includes local authorities (which includes the collection of waste from households), large corporates and SMEs, and purchasers of end-product commodities and energy. Across its operations, the Group managed approximately 6.7mT of waste in Fiscal Year 2016. The Group’s services are organised across four operating divisions: Industrial & Commercial; Municipal; Resource Recovery & Treatment (RR&T); and Energy. In Fiscal Year 2016, the Group’s total revenue was £927.5 million and its Underlying EBITDA was £122.3 million. Biffa was successfully admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities in October 2016 under the ticker “BIFF”.

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