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 making a real difference in our local communities, on our environment, and for those in our workforce. As part of this social value journey, we have chosen to partner with Thrive Social Value, who provide us with a way to not only collect and track the social value activities that we do, but also assign a financial value to them.
We are proud to announce that since the start of 2018, Kenny Waste Management has generated £2.2 million in social value, including £1.67 million through employment. Over the past 3 years, we have created 40 full time jobs for local people and 2,357 hours of training.
Neil MacDonald, Thrive CEO, explained:
“Often Social Value is at the core of any Small to Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) business activities. SMEs are highly invested in looking out for their employees and highly embedded in their local communities.
Kenny Waste Management really is a trailblazer in this area, having set up their own Social Enterprise, Driving Change. By adopting the Thrive Social Value system, Kenny Waste Management is also now better able to capture and demonstrate the social value it delivers. They have already uncovered that they have delivered more than £2 million in social value over the last 3 years.”
We are committed to having a positive impact across all parts of our business and beyond, including our workplace, within our supply chain, in our local communities, and in the environment. These are the four pillars that serve as the guiding principles of our Responsible Business strategy, with each pillar having equal importance. They are critical to our future success.
Kenny Waste Management see this as only the beginning and we will continue to look for ways to provide value to the society that we service.