Making a difference
Kenny Waste Management recognises that it is a part of, and has responsibilities towards, the communities it operates in. Over the last 35 years we have operated to the highest standards of business integrity with a firm ‘it’s not just about what you achieve, but how you achieve it that matters’ mindset.
Today, we have placed being a Responsible Business at the heart of our business plan and our strategic goals. We are dedicated to addressing the key social and environmental issues of our time by collaborating with commercial, voluntary and charity partners.
Our Journey To Net Zero
Kenny Waste Management want to be part of the solution. Our Carbon and Sustainability Action Plan (KWMAP) is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is focused around four central pillars – Our Planet, Our People, Our Partners and Our Community. We have already taken steps to reduce our carbon footprint by, for example investing in LED lighting, holding virtual meetings to reduce business mileage and investing in lower emission, cleaner fleet vehicles but we know that there is so much more to do.
Read “Our journey to net zero” statement for an overview of our commitments.
We want to maximise our impact, and know that working with others is central to that. Those with expertise or direct experience of a particular issue are best placed to inform the solutions designed to address them.
We will also spread the message about the power of adopting positive business practices to a range of stakeholders, including customers, suppliers and employees.
Through our Corporate Responsibility work, we are improving business processes, developing our culture and sharing our experiences and knowledge with stakeholders.
We are also working with a range of partners to deliver direct community investment and eliminate waste to landfill, and have started a Social Enterprise scheme designed to place a wide range of disadvantaged people into work.
Our responsible business initiatives will result in real value being added to the lives of all our stakeholders and are critical to our future success. We have a strategy based on measuring outcomes, as well as activity and will be transparently sharing these results.
We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework to plan, deliver and report on all our responsible business initiatives.
We are committed
We are committed to having a positive impact across all parts of our business: in our workplace, within our supply chain, in our local communities and in the environment. These four pillars are the guiding principles of our Responsible Business strategy, with each pillar having equal importance. They are critical to our future success; if one fails, they all fail.
Please fill out the form to learn more about our commitment to corporate responsibility or how we can help your organisation through in-kind support employee volunteering.
We have always been committed to making a difference to society and leaving a legacy. For decades, we have sought opportunities to change lives and to deliver high value to the communities in which we work. Looking back, a Social Value mindset sat at the core of our work, before it was so clearly defined by a framework of Themes, Outcomes and Measures. Today, we actively look for positive social and economic outcomes during the delivery phase of a project.
We embed Social Value through a range of policies and procedures that complement our wide business strategy and objectives. Importantly, we have adopted a consistent set of measures and metrics that can be transferred and benchmarked over multiple projects. The criteria is flexible enough to take into account any project-specific objectives that relate to the location, local demographic or nature of the project.
Our activity finds a balance between immediate impact and long-term change, with a focus on employability (training, employment and work experience), community support (volunteering, site educational visits) and environmental protection (emissions, recycling).
However, addressing many of society’s inequalities cannot be tackled alone and we have a number of working partnerships in place with our trusted waste partners, suppliers and customers to ensure that we can widen the impact of our work at all levels.
Our waste processing facility is one of the most efficient in the North West; we process more than 15,000 tonnes of waste every month and more than 99% of it is diverted from landfill. None of this would be possible without the people who keep your waste moving. Behind all our processes are […]
The UK currently produces around 9.5 million tonnes of food waste each year. Some of that food waste comes from our commercial customers, and it’s our responsibility to provide a first-class service and process that waste responsibly. Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about what happens to our food after we […]
At Kenny Waste Management, we work hard to guarantee that more than 99% of all the waste we process is diverted from landfill. Recycling is key to reducing waste that would otherwise end up in landfill, which is why most of the waste material we process goes on to be recycled. We process more than […]
At Kenny Waste Management, we process more than 15,000 tonnes of waste every month for our regional clients. For this year’s Recycle Week, we’ll be putting our expertise to task and explaining what recycling means to Manchester’s leading independent total waste management business. Our core values lead the way: RECYCLE > RECOVER > DIVERT […]
At Kenny Waste Management, we understand that some people who face personal challenges are determined to make positive choices and change their own lives. We want to enable people to do this. That’s why we set up our own Social Enterprise, Driving Change, which aims to empower organisations to offer long-term jobs, training, and qualifications […]
During our Behind-the-Scenes series, we’ve explained the processes that underpin the bespoke waste management services we provide for our construction, commercial, and domestic clients. We process a wide variety of waste from different sources at our main site, more than 15,000 tonnes of it every month. What comes in must go out and for a […]
Today, we have placed being a Responsible Business at the heart of our business plan, as well as our strategic goals. We are dedicated to addressing the key social and environmental issues by collaborating with commercial, voluntary and charity partners. We are always looking for ways to add value to those around us, and […]
Here at Kenny Waste Management, we regularly service some of the largest developers and construction companies in the UK, including Morgan Sindall, Countryside Properties and Wilmott Dixon. Therefore, we deal with a significant amount of aggregate and fines. Aggregate can include brick, concrete, tiles, glass, and stone. These materials are 100% inert and don’t biodegrade […]
Within the 15,000 tonnes of waste that we process each month, we receive a wide range of materials. Therefore, it is imperative that all waste is separated into the correct streams and dealt with in the appropriate manner. In order to do this, we use numerous methods of material separation as waste passes through the […]
Kenny Waste Management is delighted to announce that we are running various virtual work experience events over the course of 2021 and beyond. Through these events, we are aiming to provide a ‘can do’ mindset to young people and assist in readying them for the workplace. Last month, in conjunction with our social enterprise, Driving […]
Our state-of-the-art waste processing facility is in operation 6 days a week and processes over 15,000 tonnes of waste each month. With such high volumes of material arriving on our site, it is imperative that waste is dealt with in an organised and efficient manner once it is initially tipped. That’s why we have a […]
We were recently very happy to release the latest brochure for our social enterprise ‘Driving Change.’ Having reached our initial target to change 20 lives by 2020, we are now looking forward to developing the social enterprise further over the next 3-5 years. We have recently employed a Social Enterprise Manager, Alex Mayes and we […]
Here at our state-of-the-art waste processing facility in Salford, we have a wide range of vehicles arriving on site, from our own skip and bin trucks to third party vehicles, ejector trailers, walking floors and tippers. With such a high volume of vehicles arriving and leaving the site daily, it is imperative that the facility […]
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