The Leo Group was born in the late 1970’s as an environmental company aiming to play a major role in waste management. Beginning in Halifax, West Yorkshire, the Leo Group is dedicated to modernising the waste management industry. The company focuses on creating new, environmentally friendly techniques, whilst specialising in efficiency.
All of the Leo Group owned divisions collect and process animal by-products, general waste, food and wood in order to create new products. Oils and pet food supplies are some of the goods that are sold by Leo Group’s companies, along with mass waste disposal and wood recycling. The group’s eight sites are spread across the UK and Ireland and operate internationally; cooperating with several other environmentally minded overseas businesses.
The Leo Group believes in achieving through quality. As an organisation, it does not cut corners, instead vowing to deliver excellence to both its target markets and employees. The Leo Group reinvests 98% of its profits, believing that the constant replacement and renewal of equipment will highly aid efficiency. Over £4 million is injected into Leo Group’s Yorkshire headquarters, and new proposals have been set for further development.
Leo Group’s major pet food plant is to be upgraded, along with development on supplementary building that will be used to house animal carcasses. The Leo Group, as well as a new staff canteen will also erect a structure to house waste transfer operations for employees. In addition to this, the main office blocks will be refurbished and expanded to further improve working conditions and facilitate the ever-growing workforce. Leo Group also plans to add a new food storage unit, as well as a development on the woodchip area.
The Leo Groups plans extend further than just focusing on the development of the Leo Group headquarters. The construction of a 10MW biomass plant In Aberdeen has commenced in an attempt to increase the efficiency of waste recycling. This plant also aims to reduce noise pollution and control unwanted odours emitted when recycling. Such responsibilities are a core priority to the organisation, as they genuinely care about ethical issues. Leo Group also participates in community work, pledging funds to local charities. Over £125,000 has been contributed overall in the last twelve months, and the firm will continue to give as it expands.