As the UK’s largest comprehensive tyre service provider, we take our responsibilities as a Good Corporate Citizen seriously.
We have to deliver results like every other business, but we also know that how we achieve results is just as important. We have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy which is focused on leading our industry in the following key areas:
Click here to find out more about our CSR principles.
Click here to see a copy of our Environmental Policy Statement
Click here to see a copy of our CSR policy document for the year ending 2011.
Health and Safety issues are always at the top of our agenda, and we are committed to working in a way that protects our employees, customers and contractors.
Our Approach to Health and Safety
We are proud to be the only national tyre service provider to have had their health and safety management systems accredited by both SAFEcontractor and CHAS.
We work with colleagues across Europe to share best practice and we are working closely with the Health & Safety Executive to help improve Health and Safety across our industry.
We make sure that every one of our Technicians is fully trained to carry out their work, in some cases this training is accredited by the City & Guilds Institute.
Safe By Choice
We have recently launched an exciting programme called Safe By Choice which is designed to help us improve our safety culture and performance even more and demonstrate how we lead safety in our industry; not because we have to, because we want to.
At ATS Euromaster, there’s a real sense of team spirit; it’s open, friendly and the people are hardworking. We create a supportive working environment and pride ourselves on having teams that are both approachable and knowledgeable.
We are committed to the continuous development of all our employees. Managers are responsible for the training and development of their team, but individuals take ownership for their own personal-development, and are encouraged and supported to achieve their goals.
Our Learning and Development team were recognised for their work in this area at the Personnel Today awards in 2010 where they were awarded “Excellence in Learning and Development”. The whole team are really proud of the work they do in ensuring that all of our employees are trained to give the customer the best possible level of service.
Here at ATS we know that satisfied and engaged employees are more likely to be successful, both in their careers and in bringing in business, so we work hard to ensure that all of our employees feel part of the company.
As one of the largest comprehensive tyre service providers in the UK, we are committed to managing the environmental impact that arises from the work that we do.
We have a number of programmes in place that are aimed at helping to reduce the environmental impact created by our work: Working with Envirowise Envirowise is a Government funded programme offering independent support to help organisations become more resource efficient.
We started working with Envirowise in 2009 to explore new ways of reducing our environmental impact, specifically in the areas of waste and electricity usage.
Click here to read more about our work with Envirowise.
Our Recycling Programmes
We have introduced a major ‘dry waste’ recycling programme across our organisation and we have set ourselves some stretching targets to improve our dry waste recycling levels.
As part of our approach to customer service we provide professional advice to ensure that customers achieve the maximum operational design life for each tyre fitted to their vehicle.
At the end of a truck tyre’s design life, every waste tyre is inspected for suitability for re-use by re-treading. In some cases, we accept that these approaches will not be achievable and so we dispose of the casing using the Best Practicable Environmental Option via a registered waste carrier.
Metal, Battery and Oil Waste
We segregate these waste streams in our Centres for either recycling or disposal via appropriate waste contracts.
We’re keen to work with the communities we operate in, as well as our customers and suppliers to help advance our combined ambitions in this area and we would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to work with us click here to contact us. Here are some of the projects we’ve been involved with so far this year.
BBC’s Village SOS
Newstead Village is located in heart of what was coal mining country in Nottinghamshire. The local residents won funding from the BBC’s Village SOS programme and the National Lottery to buy and regenerate an old tip site which neighbours the village.
They are in the process of making this country park and we have helped them build one of the main features, an Eco Visitors Centre. A large part of the Centres construction is made from scrap car tyres which forms the largest single tyre wall in the world.
Using tyres instead of bricks and concrete will benefit the visitor centre throughout its lifetime. The building is designed in such a way that the thick tyre walls will help to store heat from the sun and slowly release it back into the building when the temperature drops. It means we can heat and cool the building year-round with their own generated means.
To find out more and to watch the BBC programme, please click here.
Channel 4’s Fairy Job Mother
We are proud to have taken part in the second series of this well known fly on the wall television show, which takes job seekers from across the UK and gives them career and employability advice to help them improve their chances of finding a job.
Not only did we take part in the programme we also found ourselves a new team member at the same time!
ATS features in episode 3 of ‘The Fairy Jobmother’ on Channel 4. Watch on http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-fairy-jobmother/4od
ATS Euromaster is a founding member company of Transaid, an international UK development charity that aims to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods across Africa and the developing world through creating better transport.
It does this by building local skills and knowledge to make transport safer, cheaper, cleaner and more effective, ensuring better access to the essentials for everyday life such as healthcare, education and training, and economic opportunities.
ATS supports Transaid through fundraising initiatives among employees and is also able to offer technical expertise into Transaid projects.
What Transaid does
Transaid has three core areas of expertise:
Transaid works with departments of health, governments and other organisations to improve the management and maintenance of their fleets of vehicles.
Professional Driver Training
Transaid promotes professional driver training standards (for heavy goods vehicles and passenger transport) and develops driver training programmes to improve driver competence, road safety and the efficient use of vehicles.
Community Managed Transport
Transaid provides appropriate and alternative community led forms of transport, such as bicycle and motorcycle ambulances, where conventional forms of transport are unavailable or unaffordable.
Where Transaid operates
Transaid works in East, West and Southern Africa and some parts of Asia.
In Zambia & Tanzania – improving professional driver training standards and road safety “Road related deaths are the third highest cause of premature death in Africa after HIV/AIDS and malaria”
Transaid is working with the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Zambia to improve professional driver training and safety standards. The region has a huge shortage of skilled HGV drivers and road crashes occur at an alarming rate. The tragic loss or injury of a breadwinner can drive poor families deeper into poverty and there is also an economic cost due to goods which may be spoiled in transit and the cost of organizing another load.
Transaid aims to reduce the number of fatalities which occur all too often, enabling a more efficient economy and safer communities. Since the project began in mid 2008 over 1000 drivers have been trained. Following its success, the project is being expanded into Tanzania where the focus will initially be on bus driver training.
In Nigeria- improving access to health care for women and children “When Transaid began working in Nigeria there were just 160
functioning vehicles to serve a population of over 16 million.”
Transaid is working in northern Nigeria to improve access to health care for women and children to help reduce child and maternal mortality. It has developed a number of projects to improve the Ministry of Health’s transport, including the training of ambulance drivers and transport officers and has also established a volunteer based emergency transport system with local taxi drivers for pregnant women.
To find out more visit www.transaid.org
Donate to Transaid by visiting www.justgiving.com/transaid/donate