EMPLOYEES of the Binn Group gathered at a special celebration to mark the launch of “BeBinn” – the embodiment of the company’s ethos and values to safeguard the safety, mental health and wellbeing of its workforce.
Binn Group, one of Scotland’s largest independent recycling and resource management companies, has already been lauded as a pioneer of mental health care by establishing an industry first, in-house support service for its 140-plus employees.
Now the company has cemented that commitment with the launch of BeBinn and the publishing of a company booklet dedicated to helping staff identify signs and triggers of mental health issues ranging from anxiety and stress to addiction and suicide, tips to ease symptoms, contact details for external help and the practical support available to them through Binn Group.
Chief Executive Allan MacGregor emphasised the importance of a safe and healthy workforce and the positive changing attitudes to mental health.
“Without our employees we would be nothing at Binn Group and it is vitally important to safeguard their health and wellbeing,” he said.
“We are making the change from a traditionally male-dominated tough culture to one that can embrace the mental – as well as physical – issues affecting our staff.
“Binn Group is taking the lead in introducing free mental health support and counselling for our staff. No longer a taboo subject, it is important that our staff – even in this male dominated environment – feel able to discuss their issues and know that support is readily available to see them through any difficult times.
“I’m immensely proud of the pioneering work being done and the support already being given within our own ‘family’. We have family values at Binn Group and want everyone to buy into the BeBinn programme ethos being launched today.
“We need to support each other,” stressed Allan, “showing that there are colleagues, managers and external experts who can offer help as and when required in addition to the work-related team working that the job demands.
“It’s important for Binn Group to officially mark that change in culture and share with the workforce through BeBinn what we expect of them and what our vision and values are.”
BeBinn ethos encourages and supports the entire Binn Group workforce to be confident, trusted, safe, responsible and reliable.
The launch event was coupled with the presentation of staff long service, special achievement and outstanding contribution awards.