Waste Management

Sustainability is core to our overall business strategy, including sustainable waste management. and wWe believe this makes us a better company to work for, to do business with, and to invest in.

Our core values

Reconomy has a key role in facilitating the best outcomes for our customers’ resources and waste materials. Through our many years of waste management knowledge and expertise, we are well placed to advise our clients on how to maximise resource usage, but it is critical that we practise what we preach.

Likewise, we are also acutely aware of the greater emphasis being placed on the social responsibilities of businesses and the lasting impact they can have on their local communities.  For this reason, we have created a sustainability strategy based upon three core values:

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Social value

Creating routes to employment for hard-to-reach groups, supporting our local communities and working with more socially responsible businesses.

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Environmental value

Environmental responsibility for Reconomy is a fundamental commitment that goes beyond compliance.

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Business value

Adding value through outstanding customer service, integrity, innovation, investment in talent and supplier partnerships.

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0% of Reconomy's spend is with SME suppliers

0 hours of volunteering activities

£0m of pure social value delivered

0% renewable energy at Reconomy's head office

0% reduction in carbon intensity against turnover

0% of all waste managed diverted from landfill

0 supplier audits completed

Average of 0 internal promotions per month in 2020

A total of 0 hours of mental health support

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Our approach to achieving our sustainability goals

Establishing and implementing a clear sustainability strategy delivers benefits for our employees, our clients and the wider communities we operate in.

Better procurement and the management of supplier relationships is fundamental to our success. When we are involved in the early phases of a project or mobilisation, we can more easily influence client behaviours to enable better sustainable decision-making that improves overall outcomes.

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What matters most

The key factors underpinning our sustainability strategy

Recruiting and retaining excellent people
Driving positive supplier relationships
Further improving customer satisfaction
Reducing waste and increasing recycling
Being an innovator and leading the waste industry
Prioritising good mental health and well-being
Eliminating modern slavery
Reducing our carbon footprint
Adding social value

Sustainability reports

Discover our annual Reconomy sustainability reports and see us practice what we preach

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Sustainability insight papers

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Sustainability policies

Dive into our deck of sustainability policies

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Visit our sustainability case studies

See how Reconomy's sustainability strategy is core to our overall business strategy, and we believe this makes us a better company to work for, to do business with and to invest in.

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Sustainable giants

Now we’ve told you about our relationship to sustainability, let us take you on a journey of exploration, delving into organisations in a host of sectors and looking at their approach to being more environmentally friendly businesses. Using Corporate Knights’ Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies and YouGov’s top businesses in terms of public perception, we created a list of 157 companies across 13 sectors.

We then cross-referenced this list with business’ individual strategies and information from social media to discover who is leading the conversation in regard to sustainability.

As well as sustainable waste management, we offer other services including WEEE recyclingsingle-stream recycling, and even safe asbestos removal.




Our accreditations

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