ALS is committed to performing duties in efficient and ethical ways, at all times meeting and often exceeding standards that govern the operations of the company, and complying with the all applicable laws.
ALS believes that meeting compliance obligations is a responsibility essential to its long-term success. The company is committed to adhering to all legislation that relates to the operations of ALS. All ALS employees are responsible for complying with policies and procedures established to ensure that ALS fulfils requisite legislative requirements. Every employee, contractor, or agent of the company is held accountable to conform to the law and act ethically at all times. These obligations are set out in our company code of conduct.
Health, Safety and Environmental
ALS Environmental is committed to achieving the highest levels of occupational health and safety performance at all of its sites through the reduction of risk of workplace injuries and illness. The company has a comprehensive health and safety program which protects staff, contractors, visitors, property, and the public. Compliance with health and safety legislation, development of safe operating procedures, employee training programs, regular site inspections, and annual audits ensure that employees at every level are responsible and accountable for the company’s health and safety performance.
ALS is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint. To support this goal, each site adheres to relevant legislation in their jurisdiction for waste storage and disposal. Samples and wastes are recycled or disposed in an environmentally responsible manner. Containers and packaging are recycled wherever possible.
ALS Environmental is committed to complying to all relevant quality and regulatory standards. The company has a comprehensive quality management system ensuring that customer and regulatory requirements are identified and work is undertaken in compliance with these requirements. ALS Environmental ensures that all staff are aware of their responsibilities for quality and poses both the resources and competence to meet these requirements
Gender Pay Gap
From April 2017 employers in the UK with more than 250 staff are required by law to publicly publish their gender pay gap information, covering pay and bonuses - this is required annually. The gender pay gap shows the difference in the average earnings between all men and women in an organisation.
ALS Environmental have submitted the figures produced from this study to the government and can be found on their website.
ALS Environmental’s employees understand the importance of confidentiality and have implemented policies that ensure the protection of client information. Employees are required to sign and follow ethics, conflict of interest, and confidentiality policies.
These agreements are required to ensure that all employees are aware of:
- Laboratory policy regarding ethics, and the standards of integrity that are expected of them.
- The notion that they are free from any undue pressures that might affect the quality of their work.
Client confidentiality ensures that procedures for sending test results by mail, facsimile, email, or other electronic means meet client requirements. Requests for records made by a third party must be accompanied by written consent from the client.
Data and System Integrity
ALS Environmental ensures that all of its electronic data is securely maintained through the implementation of the following
A Secure, virus-free system, including a firewall to protect data
Routine Back-up of all data
Redundancy System of major equipment and services
Professionally managed and maintained data systems through in house IT resources
In addition we maintain a secure hard copy archive of key documentation ensuring that access to analytical and quality management information and data is maintained for a minimum of 6 years post reporting of results.