November 2017

O’Donovan receives Chartered Institute of Wastes Management award for learning and development

O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s commitment to employee learning and development has been recognised at the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management’s (CIWM) Sustainability and Resource Awards 2017.

The family-run firm received the Roger Hewitt Learning and Development Award at a ceremony held at the Grosvenor Square Marriott. These long-standing and well-respected awards are given for outstanding achievement in the sustainability, resource and waste industry.

Judged by the most respected experts in the sector, the awards recognises the highest level of achievement and are entered by waste organisations from all over the UK who are passionate about excellence and thought leadership.

O’Donovan considers staff engagement and education paramount to consistent health and safety within the business. The top-down management style has led to a collaborative and engaged workforce, who all bear safety at the forefront of the mind whether getting behind a wheel or working on the waste picking line.

The significant investment the company has made in training, technology and design innovation sets us apart in terms of our commitment to best practice, which other companies are keen to mirror and engage with.

The company’s Chairman Michael O’Donovan said: “We pride ourselves on the quality and effectiveness of our training programmes which we tailor to each of the job roles within O’Donovan Waste Disposal. Having our efforts recognised with such a prestigious accolade is a real honour.”

“Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of resource and waste management and CIWM seeks to promote and reward best practice and the highest standards across the sector. O’Donovan’s HGV safety training initiative is exemplary and they are worthy winners of the award,” said CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy.

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