Sustainability

Our core values underpin everything we do as a socially aware business. We work alongside our clients and suppliers to deliver waste and recycling solutions that create a safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

At Greenzone, we strive to deliver substantial long term value to our clients. We measure our impact socially, environmentally and as a business partner by focusing on three key areas:

People

Our business is dependent on the relationships that we build and continue to nurture, internally and externally with the wider community.

Greenzone recruits and invests to retain the right people. We are members of the CWIM and the Sustainably School, facilitating training and personal development. Our online learning and development portal keeps an up to date record of all learning.

We have invested in our systems and technology to facilitate hybrid working creating a work life balance of our employees and support flexible working where possible.

70% of our workforce identify as female.We prioritise the health & wellbeing of our employees.

We support local charities, schools and national fundraising initiatives.

Environment

Greenzone holds ISO 14001 and is a proud winner of a Green Apple Award for our continued efforts to protect our environment. As a business we’ve already made changes to our day to day operations that dramatically reduce our carbon footprint and will help us  reach our carbon net zero target by 2030.

At Greenzone we take moving to Net Zero Seriously. We have an ambitious but achievable plan to move to net carbon emissions by 2030.

We have analysed our business to identify what processes directly impact our carbon footprint and where we can reduce carbon emissions as much as possible.

We are actively targeting transport (company fleet is electric / hybrid). We work with local suppliers to reduce carbon emissions. Car sharing is encouraged.

DEV software is currently hosted in the cloud, all systems will move to the cloud in the next 24-36 months. Virtual meetings are encouraged where possible. Website is carbon neutral.

Installation of solar panels by 2025 and ground source heat pumps by 2030 in all buildings. All buildings currently have intelligent lighting.

Sustainable offsetting has been introduced for the emissions which are operationally unavoidable at this stage with Tree Nation.

Internal waste management. We use the same processes internally as externally to minimise waste production.

Net Zero activities shared on Microsoft Teams. CSR champions meet once a month to report on activities. CSR specialist presents at management meetings. New starter and employee training on all policies.

Business & Supply Chain

When you partner with us, we see your business as an extension of Greenzone. We’re passionate about customer service, investing in our talented people and continuously innovating our offer to make us a more resilient and sustainable business.

Ensuring that we provide the best possible customer service that we can for our clients and our suppliers.

Supplier relationships are built on integrity and trust. Together we manage governance and risk around health and safety.

As members of the Slave Free Alliance we have a ZERO tolerance to modern slavery.

64% of our supply chain are SME-sized local businesses and we are working with them to support our environmental objectives to increase recycling and divert waste from landfill.

Our Accreditations