CEMEX UK has entered a primary authority partnership with Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) for assured regulatory advice on a range of permitted industrial processes nationwide. This is the first such partnership in the sector area.
Headquartered in Rugby, Warwickshire, this means that CEMEX will be able to work with WRS for regulatory advice and site inspection plans that must be respected by local regulators.
By enabling a consistent, business-wide approach for businesses that operate across multiple local authority areas, primary authority partnerships simplify the process of local regulatory compliance. Through the partnerships, businesses gain a single point of contact for assured advice on meeting certain regulatory standards across their whole operation, rather than separately from each local authority area that they work in. For CEMEX, this is 216 local authority regulated sites in England. Partnerships work by requiring local regulators to respect the advice and inspection plans provided to partner businesses by lawful primary authorities.
The partnership between CEMEX and WRS covers documentation, procedures, compliance, and inspection plans across all CEMEX activities that are subject to local authority air pollution regulation and require ‘Part B’ environmental permits under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
“What caught our attention was the improvement and efficiencies we could gain by having one point of contact, such as WRS,” said Paul Fletcher, UK Environmental Manager at CEMEX. “With one set of processes and a standardised approach, tailored with our business needs in mind, we are better placed to drive continuous improvement across our numerous sites. The primary authority arrangement makes it easier for us to deliver even more against our environmental policies.”
“It’s a deal in everybody’s best interest,” said Simon Wilkes, Head of WRS. “CEMEX takes its compliance responsibilities under these environmental regulations very seriously, and we have the capability and expertise to provide consistent advice to them to be applied at the local level nationwide. Primary authority partnerships like this can save a lot of time and money.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/15012019/cemex-uk-agrees-primary-authority-partner/