Waste King is due to be featured in The Daily Telegraph
I hope that you’ll be pleased to know that, next month, Waste King is due to be featured in The Daily Telegraph – in an article examining how a small business tackles corporate social responsibility (CSR).
As you know, Waste King focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In forming Waste King, in 2007, we were keen to ‘do something to help the environment’ and that has found expression not only in our professional activities but in our CSR activities as well.
In recent months, our CSR efforts have included:
Sponsoring St Margaretsbury Football Club – in Stansted Abbots – to enable it to buy various resources, to help the local community.
Rescuing ‘Colin’, a Giant African Land Snail (the snail was being throw away by one of Waste King’s customers) and then loaned the snail to a local junior school so that the pupils can look after and study ‘him’.
And, in the last two months – thanks to recycling points installed at our premises - donating over five tons of recycled books, DVDs and music CDs to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). We’ve also donated and recycled over a ton of clothes in aid of the Salvation Army – to help fund beds for the homeless, cups of tea for the thirsty and food for the hungry.
As part of our CSR strategy, we want to promote the benefits of recycling not just in environmental terms – helpful though that is – but also by directly benefiting people, through the work of the BHF and the Salvation Army. The collection points at our premises are enabling other people’s waste materials to benefit those in need.
Surprisingly, our policy of linking with charities in this way appears to be unusual for a waste management company. Nonetheless, it’s a strategy that benefits everyone – and the environment. Moreover, it helps us to continue to meet our operating pledge of recycling at least 85 per cent of all the waste that we collect.
We’re fortunate that our professional expertise in the field of waste clearance and recycling can also be used via our CSR activities to help clean up our environment. We do this to ‘give something back’ to the local and wider community as well as to those who’re in need because we want to improve people’s quality of life and help improve the environment in which we all live.
So, if you know of any local people or groups who could do with Waste King’s help regarding environment-related issues, please let us know.
In the meantime, of course, we’re delighted that you continue to support us commercially - and please watch out for us being mentioned in The Daily Telegraph.
With best wishes.
The Waste King Team
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