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, guided by a mindset of “it’s not just about what you achieve, but how you achieve it that matters.”
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.
Our charity partnership with Salford Foundation aims to produce lasting change in the communities we’ve been a part of for more than 35 years. By working together, we are addressing the key social issues as well as supporting individuals to make positive choices and change their own lives.
We treat waste as a resource. Working closely with Lovell to bring our waste management expertise to their 15-year regeneration project in East Manchester resulted in 99.86% of waste diverted from landfill. As the project reached completion, we even breathed new life into a dilapidated site cabin. Read our case study which embodies our core values.
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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.
We are very proud to announce that Kenny Waste Management Social Enterprise Ltd (Driving Change) has been awarded Social Enterprise of the Month by EQUANS. Our social enterprise was selected based on its mission, its vision, and the outstanding work of everyone involved. EQUANS is a market leader, empowering transitions in the energy sector, technical […]
As a business, Kenny Waste Management operates on a “together we can achieve more” mindset. We have taken a strategic approach to being a Responsible Business. The four pillars that underpin our Responsible Business strategy are Our People, Our Planet, Our Communities, and Our Partners. Our People stand at the heart of our business, and […]
Our charity partnership with Salford Foundation aims to have a real impact with long-lasting change in our local communities. This year, we collaborated to deliver our Christmas Foodbank Project to make the biggest difference to households that are struggling to make ends meet. In November, our incredible team showed their generosity and began donating a […]
Construction, demolition, and waste management are industries with deep ties. Skills and experience can often be transferable, and exposure to different sides of each industry is an invaluable part of early career development. Salford Foundation, Connell Brothers Ltd, and Kenny Waste Management collaborated in December to provide young people with some first-hand experience of the […]
Kenny Waste Management is now partnered with We Are Wellbeing, a leading UK wellbeing provider. This new partnership will enable our managers to further support their teams, to build confidence and maintain good levels of health and wellbeing. We Are Wellbeing’s mission is to support businesses in creating workplaces where people thrive. By building strategic […]
In 2021, we gained our FORS Silver accreditation and this accomplishment comes as a result of significant investments in time, energy, and resources. This was achieved on our first attempt without any assistance from an external consultant. We are incredibly pleased with the result and proud of all our people who made this possible. FORS […]
Our relationship with The Lowry Academy, previously known as Harrop Fold School, is built on years of trust and commitment. Some of our apprentices graduated from the school and, as our local secondary, it is especially close to our hearts. We recognise that some young people have a personal history with irregular structure, and The […]
Waste management is a vital part of any regeneration project. Breathing new life into a building or area that has fallen into disrepair will usually generate some amount of waste. That waste could come from a number of sources, including old materials, which can no longer be relied on, or discarded packaging from the fresh […]
Our university internship programme this Summer was a huge success. During two working weeks of exciting tasks, projects, and guest talks, we enjoyed nurturing the talents of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) students and taking on board their insights. The programme, developed collaboratively with Kenny Waste Management Social Enterprise Ltd, Driving Change, was designed to give […]
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: RECOVER > DIVERT FROM LANDFILL […]
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