Pictured above: CSR blogger Mallen Baker with Paul Clements, Commercial Director of Wastecycle.
Wastecycle, the East Midlands’ leading resource management and recycling company, has become one of just 100 UK firms to receive the very highest environmental certification from Investors in the Environment (iiE) – a Green Accreditation.
In addition to earning the accreditation during a ceremony at the end of July, the firm was also awarded with iiE’s ‘Great Green Star’ award – an accolade for going above and beyond the level necessary for accreditation. Only three of these awards are handed out each year – one to a small firm, medium firm and large firm, which Wastecycle received.
Paul Needham, Managing Director at Wastecycle, said: “Earning such prestigious recognition that puts us alongside the likes of Ikea, the NHS, Produce World and other major organisations is a huge accomplishment for us and a true testament to the entire Wastecycle family, especially those that have worked hard to get us a Green Accreditation and Great Green Star.”
To receive Green Accreditation, Wastecycle had to meet a stringent list of criteria and pass an on-site audit that took place at the end of June. As part of the audit, iiE reviewed the company’s environmental management system and audited records relating to the consumption of energy, water and other resources, waste management and recycling and fleet management.
Additionally, Wastecycle has accomplished a 50% reduction in its total carbon emissions over the last four years and 8% over the past 12 months – also helping it to earn iiE’s Green Accreditation and Great Green Star.
Paul continued: “One of our key missions is to not only help our customers reduce their environmental and carbon impact, but also our own. Now that we’ve earned Green, we hope to inspire more waste industry companies to become more conscientious about how their actions impact the environment. If everyone simply took ownership of the waste they create and made a conscious effort to minimise it, the world would be a much more sustainable place for future generations.”
Some of the criteria Wastecycle has gone above and beyond meeting to earn its Green Accreditation and Great Green Star include:
- Developing a detailed environmental policy, including a commitment from senior management, legal compliance and appointing a staff champion to implement the policy
- Monitoring and measuring resource use on a monthly basis
- Implementing an action plan and meeting targets to reduce its environmental impact and carbon footprint by at least 2% annually
iiE is a nationwide environmental accreditation scheme designed to help businesses save money and the environment by improving their energy efficiency and reducing their environmental impact.
In addition to its iiE accreditation, Wastecycle has also earned its seventh gold medal award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), further demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to health and safety.
For more information about RoSPA, visit www.rospa.com.
For more information about iiE, visit www.iie.uk.com.
For more information about Wastecycle, visit www.wastecycle.co.uk.