Social value
An industry-leading programme with great results

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

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Discover the Reconomy Social Value Programme

For Reconomy, increasing social value and improving business resilience means increasing the number of social enterprises and third-sector organisations in our supply chain.

It also means considering more socially responsible businesses for the goods and services we procure, as well as the direct and indirect employment of people from ‘hard-to-reach’ backgrounds.

To find out more watch our video on Reconomy's RSVP programme.

National House Project

Bridging gaps for young adults leaving care

We are supporting care leavers, helping them to live independent lives through training, employability and work opportunities in the waste and customer industries. Our aim is to prevent young people leaving care from becoming a statistic. Currently 30% will be homeless 6-24 months after leaving care and 30% of the prison population have been through care.

Listen to Mark Warr of the National House Project discuss their aims and how they are working with Reconomy's social value programme to help young people in care move into their new homes.


Explore the Reconomy FreshStart Programme

Our inclusive programme is there to change the lives of vulnerable people including ex-military, the homeless, ex-offenders and long-term unemployed .We are helping to rehabilitate pre-release prisoners and ex-offenders through waste-related training and employability and to recycle ‘difficult to dispose of waste’. Our aim is to give ex-offenders another chance, helping to reduce re-offending rates, which are currently around 30%.

Working alongside RMF Construction see how we are giving hard to reach groups an opportunity to shine.

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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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Multi-award winning social value programme

In September 2020, the Reconomy Social Value Programme, RSVP, won the IEMA Sustainability Impact Award for Community or Social Value

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