Approved Battery Treatment Operator (ABTO) is a waste treatment site granted approval by the Environment Agency to carry out the treatment and recycling of waste batteries. In addition to this, it allows Genuine Solutions to produce official evidence notes for batteries recycled on-site and to assist battery producers satisfy their obligations.
Authorised Approved Treatment Facility (AATF) is a waste treatment site that has been approval to carry out the refurbishment or treatment of WEEE. In addition to the recycling of materials, it allows Genuine Solutions to produce official evidence for WEEE recycled on-site and assists producers to satisfy their obligations under the WEEE Directive.
A company is a ‘producer’ of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) if they manufacture, import or re-sell EEE. Genuine Solutions is classified as a producer of materials that are re-marketed after recycling, and registered with a compliance scheme to ensure we take responsibility for financing the treatment and recycling of materials.
ISO 9001 is by far the world’s most established quality framework. Genuine Solutions were one of the first companies within the industry to obtain this standard, which guarantees day-to-day operations are always conducted within the Quality Management System (QMS) ensuring continued client satisfaction.
ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). By adopting an effective EMS it allows Genuine Solutions to reduce its environmental footprint and further demonstrate its commitment to protecting the environment.
ISO 27001 (formally known as ISO/IEC 27001:2005) is a specification for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information including people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process so it remains secure.
Since the introduction of the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, any company who produces hazardous waste must register with the Environment Agency. This registration ensures that Genuine Solutions are legislatively compliant and able to satisfy any potential liability of our customers.
Genuine Solutions currently holds a Standard Rules 2008 No 23 Waste Permit for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). This permit not only increases the scope of waste materials that are permitted at the site but also increases the total quantity to 75,000 tonnes per annum.
Any person or company that carries waste as part of a commercial activity is required to register as a Waste Carrier. In addition, those who wish to arrange a third party carrier to collect waste on their behalf must register as a Waste Broker. Genuine Solutions hold both certifications and can ensure legislative compliance with all movements of waste.
With significant legislative restrictions on the movement of waste across international borders, overseas cellular companies are often left in a position where they hold materials suitable for recycling, but are unable to export them to the UK. To ensure compliance, a Transfrontier Shipment Notification is required which can take as long as 6 months to arrange. By achieving Pre-consent approval, Genuine Solutions is able to obtain a TFS Notification for a customer within seven days.