The Company Continuing to Invest in People

22 August 2016 by Peter Chiodo

CSG Lanstar, the Cadishead-based hazardous waste treatment and recovery arm of CSG, has successfully bid to renew its coveted Investors in People (IIP) status.

The company, which was named Employer of the Year in the 2014 Salford Business Awards, first gained the qualification is 2010 and it has now been renewed for a further three years.

Investors in People is a national quality standard scheme designed to boost business performance by improving staff management, employee satisfaction, motivation and access to training and development.

Renewing Lanstar’s certification, IIP assessors said the company “lived the Investors in People philosophy.”

They praised Lanstar’s effective management and leadership, and the level of recognition and appreciation shown to the staff. Pay rises were awarded every year, even during the recession, and there was now an opportunity to buy shares in the company. Lanstar enjoyed high staff retention rates, and “positive views” were held about the company by employees.

“People across CSG Lanstar described how one of the key strengths of the organisation continued to be how people were given ownership within their job roles and described how this was a key reason for working and staying at the company.

“We are totally satisfied that CSG Lanstar meets the requirements of the Investors in People National Standard.”

CSG managing director Neil Richards said:

“We greatly value our Investors in People endorsement because it recognises the emphasis we place on teamwork and developing employee skills through training and professional development.”

The company’s long-established industrial waste handling centre at Cadishead, where 55 people are employed, is one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the country and has been developed to handle some of industry’s most hazardous by-products.