Cost Effective Waste Management Solutions
Mar 28 2011 Read 1209 Times
SWR (UK) a waste management company with specialist recycling services designed specifically for the automotive industry, has formed an agreement with one of the UK general insurance companie, Allianz.
Allianz has a network of some 140 core approved bodyshop repairers across the country.
SWR will manage 100 percent of waste from a number of Allianz approved repairer sites, under a simplified single contract, which involves facilitating a systematic way of processing and handling all waste streams. SWR will also ensure that everything is in place to meet the strict legislation surrounding waste management in the automotive industry, and be fully in accordance with Allianz’s strict environmental policy.
Allianz hopes to eventually roll out SWR’s unique waste management service to all its approved repairers as it strives to achieve the highest standards in environmental performance and build upon its existing credentials as a good corporate citizen.
Motor damage supply manager at Allianz, Simon Law, said: “Allianz believes our corporate social responsibility strategy must include our suppliers and other organisations associated with the company. We must be able to show a coherent, consistent and inclusive approach to demonstrating our commitment to protecting the environment.”
SWR’s waste management system will help streamline the entire waste process, which will ultimately save bodyshops and car repairers money. SWR provides a bespoke range of solutions to minimise the disruption of waste movements at each site. Part of this involves a unique segregation system that ensures almost all packaging, car components and body parts are recycled and that any hazardous substances are disposed of in an effective manner.
“Our services are designed to remove as much of the burden of managing waste as possible so our customers get on with running their business,” explains Richard Brown, general manager of SWR’s automotive division. “Waste from car servicing workshops and body shops can often be complicated and time consuming to manage. Waste is often subject to a wide array of legislation and best practice for disposal as the process of repairing cars produces a lot of bulky recyclable waste and an array of chemical and other hazardous waste, which must be disposed of in a controlled manner.”
SWR provides detailed monthly reporting on recycling performance and duty of care, which enables an organisation to demonstrate its green credentials. This is particularly important when working towards cohesive environmental standards.
“We have been impressed with SWR and they are now an integral part of our waste management strategy,” said Simon Law.
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