The health and safety of our people is our top priority. Their wellbeing and commitment are critical to our success. Every Shanks employee has the right to feel safe at work and to get home safely at the end of each working day. While we have always taken health and safety very seriously and made significant efforts to embed it within our culture, we recognise the need to continuously drive improvement. Waste management is a high-risk industry, with accident rates comparable to those in the construction and agriculture sectors. It is crucial that our employees are able to work in a safe and healthy workplace. We are committed to embedding a strong safety culture across the Group. This is why safety is the first item on the agenda for all our management meetings and is also discussed extensively at an Executive and Board level.