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.
Kenny Waste Management have joined Slave-Free Alliance, a social enterprise launched by anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice with the aim of eradicating Modern Slavery in the supply chain. We join a wide variety of organisations of all sizes, including global multinationals as well as small to medium enterprises (SMEs), across the full spectrum of business […]
We’ve been part of the Salford community since 1985, and we have always been committed to doing the right thing by being a good neighbour and investing to improve our surroundings. In March 2022, we attended the Social in Salford event at MediaCityUK as part of a group including other local businesses; we took part […]
by Karen Hampton, Sales Director I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has decided to put time aside to think about mental health this week. Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted every year by the Mental health Foundation, and it is a fantastic opportunity to start a conversation about the issues […]
We believe in our people, and they stand at the heart of our success. It’s as simple as that. We chose to make a long-term investment as an accredited Living Wage employer based on our own values, as well as the tangible benefits to our services and the communities in which we operate. The […]
Our Turning Points programme for Spring 2022 has been a brilliant success. We were seriously impressed with our participants during the 4-week programme, all of whom were paid the Real Living Wage, and we are pleased to welcome a new team member into the Kenny Waste Management family. Background We have a vision that […]
Apprenticeships of all levels are a fantastic option for people who are interested in earning while learning. An apprenticeship can provide avenues for career development at any stage, whether you are an individual with limited work experience, looking for progression into a new industry, or seeking to elevate your existing skills in a new project. […]
Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for people to gain skills and enter into a new career, such as marketing. Whether you are an individual with limited work experience, or someone looking for progression in a new industry, an apprenticeship can offer you structured education, hands-on learning, and a wage all at the same time. As […]
Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to learn and develop your career at any stage. Offering structured education and hands-on learning, as well as a wage, an apprenticeship is a perfect option for progression into a new line of work. As a Responsible Business, we celebrate the positive impact of apprenticeships, both social and economic, and they […]
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 […]
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