The UK tyre manufacturing industry has a longstanding commitment to protecting health and safety in the work environment. BTMA is active in assisting its members to deliver continuously improving performance in this field; the UK has for a number of years been home to the tyre factory with the world’s lowest accident rate.

BTMA is a founder member of the Tyre and Rubber Industries Safety Action Group (TRISAG) that exists to advance the standards of health and safety in the Industry through dialogue between the trades unions, employers and the Health & Safety Executive.

Through its work with TRISAG and with individual members BTMA aims to:

  • Collaborate to ensure a safe and healthy working environment in the industry
  • Share industry best practice and support the production of authoritative guidance
  • Support appropriate research

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BTMA supports the legally compliant recovery and reuse of used tyres through its active involvement in the joint Government and Industry Used Tyre Working Group. BTMA members support the TIF Responsible Recycler Scheme.

BTMA is also supporting its members to reduce the environmental footprint of their UK factories though improved energy efficiency under a Climate Change Agreement.