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Moray Becomes First Scottish Council to Make Health & Safety Commitment

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Moray Becomes First Scottish Council to Make Health & Safety Commitment

Moray Becomes First Scottish Council to Make Health & Safety Commitment
December 15
21:20 2015

A local authority has become the first in Scotland to sign up to a national commitment to prioritise health and safety.

Moray Council has lent its support to the Scottish Resource Sector Commitment, a kite mark for quality in the waste and resources sector.

Backed by the Scottish Government and managed by Zero Waste Scotland, the agreement is open to both local authorities and private resource-management firms, with over 20 businesses already committed to the first phase.

Earlier this year Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment (pictured, centre), visited Moray to congratulate the council on signing up to the customer service commitment: ‘Health and safety is clearly an essential issue for the resource management industry and I’m delighted to see Moray taking such a proactive approach.

‘In order to continue to increase recycling in Scotland and support business in dealing responsibly with its waste, we need to drive up standards to ensure customer confidence and the accessibility of high-quality services.

‘A commitment to excellence in health and safety is a particularly important step to take.’

Zero Waste Scotland Chief Executive, Iain Gulland, added: ‘The Scottish Resource Sector Commitment’s health and safety standard highlights the issue’s particular importance to the resource management industry.

‘We are working with the resource management industry across Scotland on a programme of continual improvement and we are committed to keeping standards high.’

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