Environmental value

Environmental responsibility for Reconomy is a commitment that goes beyond compliance. With the continuing need for ever decreasing and scarcely available materials, plus the existing and potentially catastrophic impact of climate change, valuing the environment has never been more critical.


Delivering environmental value for Reconomy, environmental responsibility is a fundamental commitment that goes beyond compliance

We continue to explore solutions for our customers that reduce carbon and the need for virgin materials.

We’re actively contributing to industry-wide approaches to resource management through our partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

0% renewable energy at Reconomy's head office

0% reduction in carbon intensity against turnover

0% of all waste managed diverted from landfill

Compliance can mean different things to Reconomy’s many and varied customers, however they all demand assurance that their waste is being handled by an authorised contractor and disposed of compliantly. Through regular appraisals and self-assessments, we are ensuring the highest levels of legal and environmental compliance for ourselves, our customers and suppliers.

Reconomy operates an established and comprehensive Environmental Management System, achieving ISO14001 June 2003. This was upgraded to ISO14001:2015 in April 2018.

To tackle climate change, we explore every opportunity to actively reduce our use of energy and emissions arising from our operations, including facilities, transport and our clients’ operations.

We have a rightly ambitious 2% year-on-year reduction target, in line with the UK Government’s climate change target, of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. Our main uses of energy currently come from office activities and transport.

To increase environmental awareness amongst our staff, we have made a commitment to provide CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) WasteSmart training to every Reconomy employee, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of waste as a resource along with its environmental impact.

Within our Telford head office, we have succesfully eradicated the use of single-use plastic cups. We are also investing in plans to move to 100% LED lighting and providing electric chanarging points on our head office car park.

Social value

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

Social value

Business Value

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

Business value

Sustainable giants

Now we’ve taken you through what sustainability means in terms of your business and why it is more than just your practices, why not take a look at our sustainable giants interactive. Here, we detail who is leading the charge to being a sustainable company.

Using YouGov’s top companies in terms of public perception alongside Corporate Knights’ Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies, we created a list of 157 businesses across 13 different sectors. Using each business’ individual strategy aligned with information from social media, we then pinpointed who is talking the most about being sustainable. Check out these sustainable companies.


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