FCC Environment, one of the UK’s largest waste management and recycling businesses, has published its latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, revealing that it has cut accident rates by 72% since 2010.
The company, which employs 2,449 people across England, Scotland and Wales at more than 200 different sites, met its 2020 targets for diversion six years early and has boosted household recycling rates six-fold, the CSR report revealed.
It also details a scheme that sees FCC plant energy crops to turn its closed landfills into abundant sources of renewable fuel. In 2015 it contributed more than £20m to local communities.
An additional 50 hectares were planted during 2015, taking the total estate to 350 hectares spread across eastern and southern England.
Also in 2015, the company’s re-use shops raised £484,227 for charity and at the end of the year its Lost Time Accident Frequency Rate stood at 8.08, a 13% improvement on last year (exceeding its 10% year-on-year improvement target).
It also announced it has reduced its emissions by 14% since 2014.
In a press statement the company said: “In addition to the money raised for charity through our network of re-use shops, FCC Environment’s involvement in the Landfill Communities Fund continued to deliver lasting benefits to communities and the environment throughout 2015. In 2015 a total of 340 projects received funding of over £20m.”