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Our Sustainability Strategy

Sustainability Strategy

Our sustainability strategy is based on three strategic pillars:

Strategic Pillars

Strategic Ambitions

Targets to 2030

Alignment to UN SDGs

  • Strategic Pillars

    Building a circular economy

    Strategic Ambitions

    Unlock £1.25bn of investment in green economy by 2030

    Targets to 2030

    • Leading in surplus redistribution
    • Quadrupling our plastics recycling
    • Investing in low carbon energy from waste

    Alignment to UN SDGs

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  • Strategic Pillars

    Tackling climate change

    Strategic Ambitions

    Having reduced emissions by 70% since 2002, we will deliver a further 50% reduction by 2030

    Targets to 2030

    • 50% reduction in carbon emissions
    • Cease buying fossil-fuelled trucks
    • Increase collection route efficiency by 20%

    Alignment to UN SDGs

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  • Strategic Pillars

    Caring for our people, supporting our communities

    Strategic Ambitions

    Be recognised as a top ranked employer and continue to be a good citizen, supporting good causes to make a real difference

    Targets to 2030

    • Support of national Hope for Justice campaign to end modern slavery
    • 50% reduction in our Lost Time Injury rate
    • Manage 30% of estate for biodiversity

    Alignment to UN SDGs

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