Greenergy’s Immingham and Teesside biodiesel manufacturing facilities as well as Plymouth fuel terminal have all been awarded RoSPA awards recognising their on-going commitment to improving safety.

Greenergy’s Immingham biodiesel manufacturing facility has been awarded Gold for the fourth consecutive year while Plymouth fuel terminal has been awarded Gold for a second year. In addition the Teesside biodiesel manufacturing facility (acquired in January 2015 from Harvest Biofuels Ltd) has been awarded Silver accreditation for their first year’s involvement in the scheme, marking the start of their journey to Gold accreditation.

The RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. The awards recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work across all businesses and industries. Judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Andrew Owens, Greenergy Chief Executive said:

“Safety is always our top priority. Our mission is to do no harm to people or place. To ensure this we continually look for ways to make what we do safer by reviewing our processes and procedures and making them central to everything we do.”

“In line with our expanding operations we have dedicated extra resource to ensure that we consistently achieve the highest level of health and safety across all of our sites.”

Greenergy’s approach to safety is based on detailed and open reporting and structured follow-up. Every individual working in the business is encouraged to report near misses and hazards, however small, so they can be followed up and more serious incidents prevented. Every incident is logged, investigated, tracked and resolved through a central management system. This information is analysed and shared throughout the company to ensure that lessons are learnt across all parts of the business.