Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company, RiverRidge, has been awarded Export and Freight’s newest accolade for Excellence in Compliance, sponsored by Freight Transport Association (FTA).
The annual Transport & Logistics awards, organised by the publishers of Export & Freight magazine, 4 Square Media (NI) Ltd, is now widely regarded as the premier event in the Transport & Logistics calendar, attracting entries, support and sponsorship from all the leading players in the industry.
Tony Kirkpatrick, Transport and Logistics Director of RiverRidge, comments; “We are delighted to achieve the Export and Freight award for Excellence in Compliance, this award helps to highlight RiverRidge’s exceptional compliance as an effectively managed transport operation.”
In a sector where they are only just realising the importance of environmental compliance, it has always been at the forefront of RiverRidge’s business model and a dedicated compliance team was formed on day one.
Tony continues; “Compliance is viewed as a core business value which RiverRidge is fully committed to. As a result of our devoted Compliance department, our Health and Safety systems are constantly reviewed to ensure both our vehicles and drivers remain compliant.”
With 120 vehicles on the road, RiverRidge is Northern Ireland’s largest independent waste management company. It operates a fully integrated collection, treatment and final disposal operation across Northern Ireland with sites in Derry-Londonderry, Belfast, Coleraine and Portadown.
The independent panel of judges, noted; “all entries in this category showed very good practices, but RiverRidge edged it, thanks to quantifiable improvements on drivers’ hours compliance and best practice, and detailed management structure of roles and responsibilities.”
Tony adds: “RiverRidge has become an example of best practice and the entire RiverRidge team should be very proud of themselves, to be recognised by our peers in the industry is a great testament to the group’s hard work and dedication to ensuring we have a first class waste management company.”