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.
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.
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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.
One year ago, we were all met with the unprecedented situation of a nationwide lockdown, brought about due to Coronavirus. A lot has changed since then, and sadly a lot of friends and family have been directly impacted by this awful virus. Whilst we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, […]
At Kenny Waste management we are committed to making sure everyone of our team stays safe and well. We are proud of our long history of adopting practices to maintain a physically safe environment but now we turn our focus on creating a workplace which treats a person’s physical and mental health equally. It is common for […]
The National Recycling Awards are the most prestigious in the recycling and resource management sector and the winners are rightly recognised for their achievements within the industry. Kenny Waste Management is delighted to be the sponsor for the Social Value Initiative Award, this being very much at the forefront of our business culture. As a […]
Kenny Waste Management is a business that is always trying to reduce its environmental impacts. Since 2018, we have been teaming up with the Woodland Trust in an attempt to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Growing trees helps supress climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in trees and soil, […]
Being young and inexperienced always has the potential to be a barrier in the jobs market. Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to be supported through a degree apprenticeship, by Kenny Waste Management, I was hugely grateful. The first time I visited KWM Waste Processing Facility in Little Hulton, Manchester, I was given a […]
In 2018 we created the Kenny Waste Management Social Enterprise ‘Driving Change’ and set ourselves a target of changing 20 lives by 2020. With the recent recruitment of our first degree-level apprentice, we are proud to announce we have achieved this goal of employing an additional 20 people before the end of 2020, including 17 […]
Kenny Waste Management are delighted to be partnering up with Leigh Centurions as kit sponsors for the coming season. Based 7 miles away from our waste processing facility in Little Hulton, Leigh Centurions were one of the first pioneers of Rugby League and a founder member back in 1895. The club plays their home […]
Kenny Waste Management is a business which rigorously endeavours to help our local community. That is why, throughout November, we have been collecting a number of food items across our offices and site for the local Trussell Trust Foodbank in Farnworth. This year has been a year like no other, and the economic strain has […]
We pride ourselves on being a business which has deep links to both it’s customers and communities we operate in. Recently we were approached by our valued customer Eric Wright Construction to help a client who some consider being a lifeline to the mental, physical and spiritual well-being. The church usually supports over 100 people […]
At Kenny Waste Management, our commercial and construction clients rely on us to help them manage their waste in an efficient and effective way, including the disposal of any hazardous waste streams that are a result of their business operations. We have recently started working with Keepmoat Homes on their Waterside housing development in Leicester […]
Christmas time is a lovely time of year. It is a time to spend time with our families and friends and reflect on how fortunate we are. However, not everybody has the same privileges, so at Kenny Waste Management we like to make our contribution to those less fortunate than us, and help put a […]
As always, we are here to support and help our customers with the complexities of the correct disposal of your waste. So, how do you dispose of your used PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during Covid-19? In response to the unique situation we have moved quickly to provide you with the peace of mind that you […]
We are very proud to have been able to continue operating throughout this unprecedented time and support our customers with some very key projects. One of these was providing waste management services to Integrated Health Projects while they completed the transformation of GMEX to a Nightingale Hospital. Prior to Covid-19 pandemic we probably wouldn’t have […]
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