A Company Perspective
Alkane Takes its Responsibilities Very Seriously
Alkane takes its responsibilities to staff, contractors, local communities and the wider environment very seriously.
Alkane recognises the commitment and efforts of all its small team of dedicated staff in the Group's success, many of whom have vast experience within the Group and the business of methane extraction as a whole.
Strong communications and an open management style ensures that all employees are kept informed of all matters affecting their interests at work and on the performance of the business and have opportunities to raise ideas or concerns on many aspects of the business.
The Group has an Equal Opportunities Policy and is committed to avoiding discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion, maintaining a neutral working environment in which no worker feels under threat or intimidated.
Health and Safety
The Group is committed to conducting safe and efficient operations. It recognises that good health and safety management can contribute significantly to its long-term business success and aims not only to comply with health and safety measures, as required by law, but also to act positively to prevent injury and ill health.
The management of health and safety matters is an integral part of management duties and has equal standing with the Group's other major business objectives. The CEO reports to the Board on Group performance.
The Group has retained consultancy support to provide a Health and Safety Management System; carry out inspections, safety audits and provide advice on Health, Safety and Welfare issues, reporting directly to the Managing Director, CMM.
Staff safety remains a priority within the Group and priority is given to ensuring that all staff recieve appropriate health and safety training in their specific area of expertise.
In view of the current small number of employees, third parties undertake many of Alkane's activities and the management of contractors presents additional health and safety challenges. The Group remains committed to working with our contractors to minimise risk and ensure the safety and security of all our sites.
For major contracts, Alkane assesses contractors' health and safety performance as part of the tender or selection process. It also develops and agrees project-specific procedures with contractors and conducts site safety induction training and audits during performance of the work.