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SYNETIQ achieves milestone as entire management attains leading professional safety qualification

SYNETIQ, an IAA company and one of the UK’s leading vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling companies, is proud to announce a significant achievement in its commitment to a safety-first culture. Its entire management team have successfully attained the IOSH Managing Safely qualification and its Board and Directors achieve IOSH Directing Safely. 


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The IOSH Managing Safely qualification, a globally recognised standard, has been a pivotal step forward for SYNETIQ in reinforcing its safety-first culture. The initiative

 has been in progress since early 2023, with the board leading the way by completing the rigorous IOSH Leading Safety for Executives and Directors course. Subsequently, managers and team leaders followed suit, demonstrating the company’s dedication to fostering a culture of safety at all levels. 

By achieving this milestone, SYNETIQ aims to reduce operational risk and ensure that its leaders are well-equipped to navigate and address safety challenges effectively. The IOSH Managing Safely qualification equips the management team with the necessary skills and knowledge to proactively manage health and safety within the organisation. 

More than just a token gesture, the commitment to safety runs deep within SYNETIQ, with over 100 colleagues now holding the IOSH Managing Safely qualification. This demonstrates the company’s investment in the professional development of its workforce and underscores its dedication to maintaining the highest health and safety standards. 

One of the key advantages of this qualification is its ability to establish consistent health and safety standards across SYNETIQ’s locations. By ensuring that leaders at every level have a comprehensive understanding of safety management, the company is poised to create a uniform and robust safety framework across its entire operation. 

“We are thrilled to announce that our entire management team has achieved the IOSH Managing Safely qualification,” said Natalie Buckley, SYNETIQ’s People Director. “The successful completion of the IOSH Managing Safely qualification is a testament to our unwavering commitment to prioritising safety in everything we do. We believe that a strong safety culture is not just a requirement; it is a fundamental value that guides our actions and decisions. This milestone is a reflection of our dedication to the wellbeing of our colleagues and the communities in which we operate.” 

With this achievement, SYNETIQ reaffirms its position as an industry leader not only in the vehicle recycling industry but also in setting the standard for health and safety practices. The company looks forward to further enhancing its safety-first culture and maintaining a secure and healthy workplace for its colleagues. 


SYNETIQ Ltd., the UK-based business unit of IAA Holdings, LLC (IAA), an RB Global, Inc. company, is the leading integrated salvage, dismantling and vehicle recycling company in the UK, formed to become the most innovative and trusted business in the industry. An integrated, data-driven and innovative business, SYNETIQ has led the way in raising industry standards and continually innovates ways of working to deliver great value, ensure complete compliance and provide a positive experience. SYNETIQ is proud to have major household names in its portfolio, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets, police forces, logistics companies, vehicle repair body shops, and remanufacturers.

With cutting-edge data and software solutions, multiple sites, a specialist vehicle recovery fleet and over 650 dedicated UK-based employees, customers and clients trust SYNETIQ to create bespoke solutions to deliver the maximum benefit for their business.  

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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