Leading for corporate responsibility
In my first few months at Shanks I have been very encouraged by how seriously the Shanks team takes its responsibilities to the environment, employees, and the wider community. I am determined that under my overall leadership we will continue and enhance our efforts in these important areas.
Sustainability is at the heart of Shanks' business. Our strategy is to create value by making products from material which is otherwise thrown away. This results in a unique position in the waste management market as we avoid burying waste in landfill sites or burning it through mass incineration. We believe that recovering material through recycling and the production of green energy makes sense for the environment, while generating returns for our shareholders.
Sustainability however means more to us than the environmental benefits of green energy, carbon reduction and easing the pressure on natural resources. We strive to be sustainable in how we manage our employees and support their wellbeing. At Shanks, we also play a major role in helping our customers meet their own sustainability commitments - and take pride in doing so.
I am committed to ensuring that we match our commercial aims of being a sustainable waste manager with those of being a good corporate citizen. This commitment is not based solely on a desire to 'do the right thing', but on a belief that we must do this to be a successful business. This report contains a wide variety of data, information and case studies which illustrate our approach to CR. It also includes information on our progress towards the key CR objectives we set ourselves three years ago. Ultimately, this report measures how well we are living-up to our commitments.
Feedback from all our stakeholders is important to us. If you have any comments on this publication I would encourage you to contact us using the details at the back of the report.
Thanks for your support and interest.
Group Chief Executive