Powerday has retained the recycling performance reporting accreditation PAS 402:2013 a year after becoming the first waste management company in England to gain the standard and certification.

The PAS 402 standard is helping construction companies to increase recycling and reuse performance and reduce waste costs through increased visibility and understanding of what is happening to their waste. The standard and the corresponding Green Compass Scheme certification were developed by Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) whose efforts to minimise waste across the country were being held back by the lack of accurate and reliable reporting data.

Reaccreditation involved submission of extensive data and a comprehensive external audit of Powerday’s reporting processes by independent UKAS accredited Green Compass auditors.

Mick Crossan, Chairman, Powerday says: “We are delighted to be reaccredited to PAS 402 after a robust and extensive audit process. We were proud to be England’s first PAS402 accredited company and we continue to set the benchmark for waste recycling reporting for our clients.”

Build UK (formerly UKCG), who represents many of the largest UK construction contractors, is keen to see the standard adopted across England to improve waste practices and give greater confidence in the quality of data.

Peter Kelly, Sustainability Manager at ISG PLC and construction industry expert in waste management commented: “Congratulations to Powerday in retaining PAS 402 and the Green Compass certificate. As an industry, we are continuing to work through BuildUK to influence our waste supply chain to adopt PAS 402 and gain the Green Compass certificate. We therefore welcome Powerday’s continued accreditation and ongoing leadership in the waste management industry.”

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