our approach to sustainability
Managing our business responsibly from day one
from day one
At Powerday, we have always sought to manage our business responsibly. Our valued team, strong leadership, continual investment and client focus have enabled us to develop and grow significantly in approaching 50 years of business. This commercially minded approach and sustained growth ensures our independent family business is a market leader.
We were one of the first waste management companies in the UK to recycle as much as possible and divert the rest from landfill, something we have done ever since we first opened our first Materials Recycling Facility at Old Oak Sidings in 2006. Of course, our environmental aspirations have grown since then, particularly in recognition of the climate emergency and need for carbon management. We remain committed to enabling our clients to manage their resources sustainably and to reducing the environmental impact of the UK’s waste.
As well as being economically and environmentally responsible, we have always sought to be socially responsible. We have an ethos of ‘giving back’ which was installed by our founder Mick Crossan from day one. This is supported by his son and our CEO Edward Crossan and the wider Crossan family, many of whom are actively involved in the business today. This ethos sees us use our sustained growth to support our communities. In particular we believe strongly that the lives of disadvantaged young Londoners can be improved through sport and opportunity. Our work in this area is as important to our company as our waste management services.
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Our approach to responsible business has evolved, and continues to do so, but we remain committed to integrating sustainability into everything we do, to build a clean and healthier future. In 2020, we defined five pillars that would support us in putting sustainability at the heart of our business. We set out our ambition for these areas of sustainability, and identified how we contribute towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals through each of them.
Every year since, we have set clear objectives under each pillar to help us achieve our ambitions and track our progress. We report on our targets for the forthcoming year, and achievements in the previous year, in our annual Sustainability and Wellness Manifesto. We also publish regular updates throughout the year on our website.
Every spring Powerday publishes our annual sustainability and wellness manifesto. The report shares our progress against the previous year’s plan and sets out new objectives for the coming year.
The manifesto addresses our sustainability priorities under our five pillars: our employees, our communities, our clients, our carbon management and our procurement. It is available for all and free to download below.
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How Powerday contributes to a better world for all
In order to maximise our positive impacts on society, we have looked at how we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a better and fairer world for all by 2030. By contributing towards the goals, we are supporting worldwide efforts to tackle economic, social and environmental challenges and deliver sustainable development.
We were pleased to have awarded this contract to Powerday. They have delivered their services efficiently and reliably, achieved high recycling rates and 100% recovery, meeting our requirements throughout the project. They have been easy to deal with, reasonable and fair. We have been particularly impressed with their account management and waste reporting capabilities
Dave France, Project Director, Ecoworld Ballymore