Safety / Environmental

As leaders in our industry, ABC Recycling’s vision and guiding principle starts with safety. Our belief and commitment to the health and safety of all our employees, contractors and customers is embodied in our strong safety culture. Every employee shares the responsibility of health and safety in the workplace. We believe in T.E.A.M: Together, Everyone Achieves More. No job is too important to forgo our safety and environmental responsibilities.

Standards, Policies and Guidelines

We strive to improve our company wide safety program to ensure the safety of everyone in our ever changing environment. We continually review and improve our safety program to ensure that we go beyond industry best practices. These expectations and responsibilities are embedded into every decision and process at ABC. Our Safety program entails:

  • Corporate policy, assigned responsibilities, and company rules
  • Health, Safety and Environmental policy, hazard assessment, and controls
  • Field level risk assessments to reduce the risk of workplace incidents
  • On-going work orientation, training and education, and communication
  • Job-specific safe work practices and procedures
  • Equipment operation and preventative maintenance practices and procedures
  • Audits, workplace inspections, incident reporting and investigations
  • Emergency response procedures
  • Injury management program for meaningful work during recovery

COR (Certificate of Recognition)

Our commitment to health and safety is recognized by our continual achievement of COR from BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) and Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).

Contractor Qualifications

ABC views health and safety with the utmost importance, and we expect all contractors that work with ABC to uphold the same view.

Green Marine

Since 2017, ABC Recycling’s Nanaimo terminal is a proud certified member of the Green Marine Program, an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry. It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 15 performance indicators. To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.