The WARD Way

Our sustainability road map to 2030 is called The Ward Way. It’s our global responsibility to take positive steps to protect our environment and play our part to reverse the damaging effects of climate change.

As metal recycling and waste management specialists, our aim is to achieve zero to landfill wherever possible. Ward is a family business and we place great value on the importance of operating a way which is socially, environmentally, and economically resilient. We aim to deliver long-lasting social and economic development for future generations and the communities that we are a part of.

The Ward Way is our road map to 2030 and our commitment to sustainability across four key, interconnected pillars: i) Environment, ii) Energy and Carbon, iii) Social Value and iv) Economy. These pillars are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals which are the most material to our business.

By 2030, Ward has pledged to eliminate its contribution to climate change with an interim science-based target to reduce emissions by 47%.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY PILLARS

ENVIRONMENT

Our pledge is to ensure all new construction will be assessed using the Circular Economy Building Assessment – a tool to facilitate design for disassembly. We’ll apply the principles of environmental stewardship throughout our operations, ensuring the land retains its value.

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ENERGY & CARBON

Our pledge is to work towards achieving ISO 50001 Energy Management accreditation including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, using 100% renewable energy and increasing our electric vehicle fleet.

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SOCIAL VALUE

Our pledge is to work towards achieving ISO 26000 Social Responsibility accreditation, which includes educating Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils on the importance of recycling and materials management and offering all employees one day per year to work on volunteering projects.

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ECONOMIC

Our pledge is to work towards achieving ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement and ISO 44001 Collaborative Working accreditations, this includes sustainable procurement, local labour, employment, education, training and development.

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OUR EVIDENCE-BASED SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGES

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SUSTAINABILITY DOWNLOADS

Considerate Constructors rating

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Considerate Constructors Scheme monitor's report

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EcoVadis rating certificate

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Race to Zero welcome letter

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WARD Sustainability Strategy

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