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ACB is committed to supporting local business, where practically possible, and sponsoring local charities and fund-raising events.
The Company's reputation is for being flexible and sensitive, and working with suppliers and clients to provide a high quality and confidential service.
ACB is also committed to achieving high standards of performance to supply its customers with the highest quality service, incapable of being matched by its competitors.
The Company committed to health, safety and the wellbeing of employees, customers, contractors, visitors and local communities alike, who may be affected by our activities. ACB believes that active co-operation between Management and workforce is an essential element in promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.
Company safety standards are established and maintained, and must be complied with by all parts of the business to ensure that targets are met.
It is the Company's approach that:
All employees have a responsibility to recognise the special relationship of trust between the Company and its clients and, as a general business practice, the Company holds these communications in strictest confidence.
The Company undertakes to enter into confidentiality agreements as and when required on an operational or commercial basis.
All employment-related information about other ACB employees must be treated in a confidential manner. Employees may not gain access to or disclose such information without proper authorisation from a Director and/or the party involved.
The handling of personal information is dealt with under the Company's Data Protection Policy.
Release of Information
Information is not released without consent; the only exceptions being the unlikely event that information is subpoenaed in a legal proceeding, or that the information is required by law to be reported.
Written authorisation is required for the release of information should the client wish the Company to share it with others.
On induction, all employees are made aware that commercial confidentiality is of utmost importance and that any approach by the Press should be directed to a member of the Executive Management Team.
Under no circumstances should a statement or comment be given without the prior agreement of a member of the Executive Management Team.
The Company recognises recognises its business activities influence the communities and environments in which it operates and is committed in its endeavours to manage these potential impacts in a responsible manner. Throught the sound execution of the Company's Core Values and the appropriate performance of the Company in relation to the Company's corporate social responsibilities and commitments (CSRC) is linked to business success and operating in such a way that is safe for the Company's people and respectful to the environment
The Company is committed to reviewing and continuously improving its CSRC programme by encouraging its business partners to strive for the same objectives and levels of performance and aspiring to proactively bring benefit to the communities in which it works.
The Company's employees bring a wealth of experience and perspectives to the Company and it seeks to promote this diversity by responding to the needs of all individuals in a fair and equitable manner, whilst observing the Company's commitment and responsibility to current legislation.
The Company recognises that its business and livelihood depend upon its clients and strives in all its activities to deliver high quality and value in the delivery of its services.
The Company aims to deliver maximum benefit and value to its clients by reducing costs throughout its suppliers through good supply chain management.
The Company strives to be a responsible corporate citizen and is committed to enhancing relations with its neighbours and the community by ensuring that adequate controls are i place so that its impacts do not adversely affect or cause nuisance or harm to the Company's neighbours and the community.
Where possible, the Company strives to make beneficial contributions to the local community by: supporting local charitable organisations through donations, sponsorship and provision of resources; endeavouring to recruit employees from the local community; and utilising local suppliers and contractors whenever possible to support the local economy.
Environment, Health & Safety
ACB's responsibility to the environment and to adopt sustainable practices in the way the Company does business is a key part of its CSRC. The health and safety of employees and all individuals who may be affected by ACB's business activities is of paramount importance to the Company and ACB promotes a safe and healthy working environment not only on its premises, but also for those working on client sites. The Company has formal policies and procedures in place setting out its commitment to and ensuring compliance with all applicable environment, health and safety legislation and regulations.
ACB recognises its responsibility and is fully dedicated to protecting the environment. The Company is aware that its operations have an effect on the environment and it is the Management's desire that all Company activities are carried out with minimum impact on the environment, wherever practical.
ACB endeavours to source recycling opportunities for spent radioactive material rather than disposing of it to long-term storage facilities landfill or through incineration at an approved treatment facility. In addition, the Company undertakes to minimise the wastes from any processing by utilising the services of an approved recycler or reprocessor.
In order to maintain and sustain this policy and achieve ACB's Environmental Aims & Objectives, the Company is committed to:
It is the Company's approach that all employees have a working environment that promotes dignity and respect, and where individual differences and the contributions made are recognised and valued.
The Company's approach is as follows:
ACB's Health & Safety Policy is a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, as amended, and continues to be part of the quality assurance and environmental protection programme adopted by the Company to ensure that the highest standards of quality management and that of its services are adhered to.
It is the policy of ACB to protect all persons including employees, customers, contractors and members of the public from potential injury and damage to their health that might arise from work activities.
ACB is dedicated to providing and maintaining a safe working environment, equipment and systems of work for all employees and appropriate personnel - at no cost to those involved.
Safety training is essential in establishing a safe system of work. The Company will ensure that such information, supervision and training of employees in health and safety requirements is provided as appropriate. A list of qualified first aid personnel is displayed.
Health and safety is ingrained into everything ACB does. Where appropriate, operational procedures have a specific health and safety requirement, which is detailed in that procedure as required.
The Company gives a high level of commitment to health and safety and it is the Company's intention to regularly review this policy to ensure its accuracy and compliance with the latest legislation and statutory requirements.
In order to maintain and sustain this policy and achieve ACB's Health & Safty aims & Objectives, the Company is committed to:
ACB recognises its responsibilities and obligations to its clients, the general public, and interested parties, and is fully dedicated to the maintenance and protection of the information it manages, in both electronic and hard copy form. The Company is aware that during its operations various information, both sensitive and non-sensitive is required and processed. In addition, the Company undertakes steps to appropriately secure and protect against the consequences of breaches of confidentiality, failures of integrity, or interruptions to the availability of that information.
ACB has a strategy of providing the highest professional services and committed to maintaining an Integrated Management System (IMS), of which Information Security forms a part of, with trained and capable personnel and good working practices.
ACB understands the importance of conformance to a recognised IMS and is thus committed to following the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 standards for its practices in the commercial disposal of low and intermediate level radioactive wastes.
Information Security Aims & Objectives are established based on the current business needs, current legislation and the requirements of clients, the general public, and interested parties. Aims & Objectives are reviewed at each management system review meeting to ensure that they remain measureable and consistent with this policy.
ACB maintains and keeps records of its IMS in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and all legal and regulatory requirements.
To maintain and promote continual improvement in its information security activities, information will be managed according to the following principles, whereby ACB will:
ACB has a policy of providing services of the highest professional quality and is committed to this as an obligation to its clients, the general public and the environment. ACB is also committed to maintaining a quality organisation, with trained and capable personnel and a good working environment.
To achieve an efficient operation and maintain customer confidence, ACB understands the importance of conformance to a recognised managment system (IMS) and is thus committed to following the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard for its practices in the commercial disposal of low level and intermediate level radioactive wastes.
The Quality Aims & Objectives are established based on the current business needs and are reviewed at each IMS review meeting to ensure that they remain measureable and consistent with the Quality Policy.
ACB maintains and keeps records of its IMS in accordance with ISO 9001, as well as any other ISO standards the Company becomes certified to, and all legal and regulatory requirements.
It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that the contents of the IMS manual are understood and that the relevant policies and procedures laid down within the IMS are adhered to.
The QEMS is fully endorsed by the Directors of ACB, understood by all staff, and implementation by all Company personnel is mandatory. Each and every ACB employee is suitably competent and qualified to provide services to the Company's clients and is involved in and dedicated to achieving high quality standards for ACB's clients through the application of the IMS.
To maintain continual improvement in its QEMS activities, business will be conducted according to the following principles, whereby ACB will: