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.
Salford Foundation: Our charity partnership has helped us refine our own policies and deepened the connection between our social enterprise and local community.
Woodland Trust: We are always looking to improve our environmental impact. Since 2018, we have been teaming up with the Woodland Trust to address our own carbon footprint.
Slave-Free Alliance: We understand the waste management sector has been targeted by organised criminal gangs to supply hidden exploited labour and we are determined to prevent this occurring within our business.
Social In Salford: We’ve been part of the Salford community since 1985. We have pledged our contribution to the 10% Better campaign to maximise local benefit.
Living Wage Foundation: Our people stand at the heart of our success. Paying our employees the Living Wage, based on the real cost of living, is good for business and it’s the right thing to do.
We Are Wellbeing: Our partnership enables our managers to further support their teams and maintain good levels of health and wellbeing.
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.
Waste crime costs the UK economy approximately £1bn per year, through harmful activity such as fly-tipping. The Environment Agency’s new Waste Crime Unit is set to ensure that waste crime doesn’t pay. Illegal operators frequently charge less for waste services because they cut corners, such as pollution prevention measures. The new Unit will carry […]
Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, all while studying for a chosen career. In 2024, Kenny Waste Management is building partnerships to help our team to provide meaningful apprenticeship opportunities in the waste sector. We were delighted to welcome Simon and Amber from Tameside College to our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), […]
This year, braving some very unpredictable weather, our team joined hands with local charity CommUNITY Little Hulton to revitalize a dull, disused car park into a thriving green space. Working alongside likeminded local businesses, ForHousing, Liberty, and Seddon, our team of staff volunteers tackled the task of clearing and removing waste, setting the stage […]
The effects of the withdrawal of RPS250 by the Environment Agency (EA) have been temporarily amended by the introduction of RPS291, as of 2 November 2023. These amber items of waste wood can now be mixed with non-hazardous waste wood and treated as non-hazardous. The EA will withdraw this RPS by 1 October 2024. However, […]
Vapes and e-cigarettes are now a very popular alternative for smokers in the UK. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have quickly become familiar with these products, prompting new workplace changes to account for different smoking habits. The product concept is fairly simple. Soak a cotton-wrapped, high resistance coil with e-liquid from a pre-filled pod, […]
The landscape of social value is maturing rapidly, and organisations are increasingly choosing to collaborate with upstream and downstream supply chain partners to amplify their positive impact in the communities they are part of. We are very pleased with the ongoing benefits resulting from our recent collaboration with Eric Wright Construction and Salford Foundation. In […]
Everyone uses roads, and everyone has the right to road safety in the places they live, work, and learn. Kenny Waste Management recently collaborated with Eric Wright Group and Motus Commercials to deliver road safety learning to pupils at St Margaret’s C of E Primary School. Road dangers affect everyone. As a responsible fleet operator, […]
Neil Mackey, Managing Director at Kenny Waste Management, is selected as Changemaker on this year’s Insider Green Power List. The list recognises individuals’ achievements making a positive impact in sustainability and decarbonisation “This is a terrific accolade and I find myself in good company on the 2023 Green Power List. Kenny Waste Management are leading […]
In January, we were delighted to welcome Saheed, Jigardan, Ibironke, Kehinde, Wahab, Cynthia, Sruthi and Ademilua from the University of Salford. The students are currently studying for their MSc master’s degree in Safety, Health and Environment and have chosen Kenny Waste Management as the subject for their professional practice research project which will explore and […]
What if your waste could tell you more? Discover waste reports that give your project the power to change minds and build trust with your stakeholders. Kenny Waste Management provides the missing link. Wherever you are in the UK, we offer skip-by-skip waste analysis that gives you the transparent data you need to achieve your […]
Kenny Waste Management Social Enterprise Ltd An internship placement can be an incredibly powerful tool, helping young people to gain familiarity with a particular sector or field of work. Internships exist to provide transferable skills, useful connections, and industry insights. They enable students and other young people to discover their strengths and attain valuable […]
Over the last few weeks, the team at Kenny Waste Management have shown incredible generosity for our 2022 food bank collection. As with last year’s collection, we have engaged with our charity partner, Salford Foundation, to ensure that donated items are all distributed to those who need them in our local communities. In keeping with […]
Kenny Waste Management Social Enterprise has a firm commitment to providing opportunities that help young people to discover their potential and find a future direction for their career. Through the framework of Operation Basecamp, one of our three signature programmes dedicated to breaking down barriers to employment, we aim to inform, inspire, and raise […]
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