Atkins tops the tables - Waste & Recycling
22 August 2006, News release from Atkins
As a result of legislative changes and associated policy developments and strategy requirements, wastes, resource management and recycling issues are rising on everyone's agenda.
Atkins has, as last year, gained the top slot overall reputation in environmental consultancy in the highly regarded Edie.net Environmental Consultancy Survey 2006 of the largest 50 environmental consultancies.
Atkins also achieved a Top Four place in all categories this year (in customers' votes).
We have climbed the ladder in several categories, including Waste management and recycling & CSR/SER and we are also the company people would most like to work for.
Dermod Sweeney, Managing Director of Atkins Water and Environment states: "We are delighted with the results of this survey. As well as being one of the UK's largest environmental consultancies, we also have many environmental specialists working within other parts of the Atkins Group. We can draw on an immense wealth of expertise specific to a host of different markets and industries, including aviation, defence, highways, nuclear, rail, waste and water. This range of services, combined with Atkins' considerable engineering arm, means it can act as a 'one stop-shop', to provide a number of environmental solutions to a wide range of sectors."
Atkins was voted with the:
and scored within the Top 4 positions for:
Atkins has been increasingly been taking a strategic role with waste management operators, government agencies and local authorities, this being reflected in further improvement in our position in the edie.net survey.
Our capabilities embrace strategic review and development research, planning and permitting, design of waste management facilities, investigation, assessment, restoration and remediation of closed landfill facilities.
We have recently completed the construction of a new household waste recycling centre for Oxfordshire County Council at Drayton, near Abingdon. The site at Drayton represents the second successful collaboration between OCC and Atkins following on from completion of the council's Dix Pit Recycling Facility last year.
The new site represented a £500K investment by the council in new infrastructure.
Similarly, in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, Atkins has been involved in the formulation of Leicestershire Waste Development Framework. In addition to the formulation of issues and options we have assisted with the Statement of Community Involvement and the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Waste Development Framework.
We have also been involved in the major 'Black Country Waste Management Strategy'. The four Councils of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton forming the Black Country Consortium have taken up the challenge of addressing the implications of the National Waste Strategy and EU Landfill Directive. Atkins established a 'Vision' for waste management which, in part, articulates their aspirations for the regeneration of the Region. This led to the production of a comprehensive waste management and minimisation strategy which embraced the key principles of best practice, joint working, value for money and sustainability.
Julia Bridget, Waste Disposal Manager, Sandwell MBC on behalf of the Black Country Councils: "The ground-breaking approach taken by Atkins and partners for the development of this comprehensive 30-year strategy for waste is unique as it encompasses the 4 Unitary Authorities of the Black Country. It will be extremely important to the regeneration of the Region." (Black Country Waste Strategy)
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