Leo Group recognises the importance of being accredited by external organisations therefore we have worked hard to ensure we are certified and approved in all aspects of our business.
We have Environmental Management Systems in place which help us manage and reduce negative environmental impacts whilst recognising the positive impacts.
As a Group, we have achieved the ISO 50001 standard for energy management for our sites in Halifax, Bradford, Penrith and Kintore as well as for our transport division Haulage (Holdings) Organisation Ltd, which demonstrates our commitment to energy efficiency. ISO 50001 certification provides a framework for organisations to:
• Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
• Set targets and objectives to meet the policy
• Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
• Measure the results
• Review how well the policy works
• Continually improve energy management
In 2019 Omega Proteins Penrith also successfully integrated:
• ISO 45001 Health and Safety System
• ISO 14001 Environmental System
• ISO 9001 Quality System to PAS 99
Leo Group also takes health and safety and compliance seriously. The Group promotes the effective management of health, safety and welfare throughout all stages of its work. The clear objective is to minimise harm to persons and property by adopting a proactive approach to effective risk and safety management.
All work is carried out in accordance with Best Management Practices (BMP’s), to the relevant statutory provisions with all reasonably practicable measures being taken to avoid risk to employees and others who may be affected by our work. We also have Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in place to ensure our process consistently produces products to the set quality standards.
Leo Group operates in a highly regulated industry; we are inspected by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on a regular basis who ensure compliance with regulations, traceability, segregation and disease control.
We also work within the rules set in each site’s Environmental Permit, which is issued by the Environment Agency (EA) or Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The officers will monitor our compliance and environmental impacts – effluent, emissions, odour, waste and energy.