Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement plant has played host to over 16 members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) as part of a workshop to share best practice in developing and maintaining good community relations.
The company was put forward to host the event by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) - the regulatory authority in Wales for a wide range of environmental legislation, including Tarmac’s operations. NRW suggested Tarmac share its experiences of creating positive community relationships with CIWM members, who included those involved in construction, waste and the environmental industries.
Aberthaw plant manager, Chris Bradbury, said: “We were delighted to be invited to host this event. The team at Aberthaw has created strong, long term connections with our neighbours and use their input to help drive improvements. Over the past two years we have worked hard to maintain these standards.”
Chris continued: “Listening to the views of people who live around our site, keeping lines of communication open, and delivering on our promises matter to us. We are delighted to share our experience in best practice community relations with other CIWM members and hope that they’ll be able to take learnings back into their own businesses.”
CIWM Cymru Wales is run by members on a voluntary basis who organise an extensive programme of technical meetings, site visits, symposia and social events. It provides a forum for professional debate and the opportunity for members to meet and socialise through a strong network of professionals. Members in Wales automatically become a member of the CIWM Cymru Wales Centre when they join the Chartered Institution of Waste Management.
For more information on Aberthaw Cement Plant visit the website www.tarmac.com/aberthaw-plant