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UKCG members signal support for PAS 402

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The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has today issued a statement expressing member support for the wider adoption of PAS 402:2013 by waste management contractors.

The aim of the PAS is to support waste contractors in reporting high quality data on landfill diversion and materials recovery. Originally developed by Constructing Excellence in Wales in 2009, it has been taken-up by waste management contractors in Wales but UKCG members would now like to see it being adopted in England.

UKCG members are committed to reporting data on waste, and measuring progress on reducing the amount of waste generated and sent to landfill. By contracting waste organisations that meet the requirements of PAS 402:2013, UKCG members will gain greater assurance in the data provided, and confirmation that the practices employed represent current industry best practice.

The UKCG statement reads:

“UKCG members recognise that the adoption of PAS 402 will benefit both the waste management and the construction industry by improving working practices and providing greater confidence about the robustness of waste data. 

UKCG members will actively promote PAS 402 and encourage their waste management contractors to progress towards independent certification”.

Commenting on the statement Rob Lambe, Chair of the UKCG Environment Group and Managing Director Willmott Dixon Energy Services Limited said, “By issuing the statement today, UKCG members hope to send a clear signal to the market that we would like to see more waste management contractors certified to PAS 402. The scheme has been successful in Wales, and it is now time to start extending this into England. UKCG members are committed to reporting data on waste and PAS 402 will provide greater assurance that the information being provided by waste management contractors is as robust as possible”. 

Paul Jennings Director, Construction and Demolition Waste Programme at Constructing Excellence in Wales commented, “We at Constructing Excellence in Wales are delighted with the support shown by UKCG for PAS 402. We are already in dialogue with additional inspection bodies and this statement from the major construction companies in the UK will I am sure provide them with the confidence to now press ahead with adding PAS 402 to their schedules. We look forward to seeing a significant uptake of PAS 402 in England and the rest of the UK”.