Certification and compliance are of vital importance


To maintain our social responsibilty goals for environmental performance and sustainability we subscribe to certification schemes in the UK and Belgium. We comply with the UK Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 and with Belgian VLAREM II regulations.

In addition, our Bacton environmental management system is approved and audited under ISO14001. This is a set of standards that motivate us to:

  • Minimise operations that negatively affect the environment
  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations
  • Continually improve environmental performance


We are committed to reducing greenhouse and other gas emissions from our facilities. Bacton emissions are within our environmental permit regulation targets for natural gas, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide. Zeebrugge emission concentration levels are within VLAREM II environmental legislation requirements.

We actively manage and monitor our waste materials. All waste disposals at Bacton and Zeebrugge are carried out by approved and certified waste contractors in accordance with legislation.