We are happy to announce that KWL continue to achieve the Green Level Award through the Investors in the Environment (iie) accreditation scheme by implementing an environmental management system
There are three levels of accreditation, with the Green Award being the most challenging.
The Green level accreditation consists of a wide range of criteria being met, which demonstrate a sustained commitment and systematic approach to reducing the environmental impacts of our organisation. This includes demonstrating a minimum 2% improvement in resource efficiency over agreed baseline figures for key resources used, such as gas, electric and water.
In addition, the Green level requires other essential criteria to be met- including having a recycling system in place, adopting a travel plan, and measuring the carbon footprint.
As part of the process, we have recalculated our Carbon Footprint and can demonstrate a reduction of 38.93 tons of Co2 emissions compared to 2016.
By qualifying for the highest level Green award KWL are classed as a green leader and help to set the standard for the environment amongst businesses
KWL achieved a 92% overall success rate, with all areas achieving above 89% and the Sections Evidence and Monitoring, achieving the highest at 100 and 97% respectively.
As our ongoing commitment to the environment, KWL will continue to strive to introduce new initiatives and thoroughly monitor our performance against challenging targets to improve our environmental management system.
In recognition of our success Becky Taylor, of Investors in the Environment writes: - “Kingstown Works Ltd has a clear commitment to improving their environmental performance and has achieved excellent control over its printing and paper resource use and has a wide range of recycled waste streams from its on-site operations. The Company commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement is commendable”.