Social and Environmental Benefits – Community Wood Recycling

To enhance the potential of waste recycling and reuse, several of our sites continue to engage with “Community Wood Recycling,” a voluntary organisation who take waste wood from sites at cheaper rates than having a skip and reuse/recycle the timber waste into other wood products.

Their scheme is not only worthy from an environmental point of view – but also demonstrates great Corporate Social Responsibility as clearly seen in their recently published Social and Environmental Impact Report for 2018.

Their invaluable work provides life-changing opportunities for disadvantaged people to gain the skills and confidence they need to get back into the workforce, saves precious resources and reduces carbon emissions to help fight climate change.

Across Osborne we disposed of 535 tonnes of timber between January and December 2018.

In our Impact Report – Community Wood Recycling were only invited to collect 67.8 tonnes. If all 535 tonnes had been collected by Community Wood Recycling we could have saved in the region of £15,000 and also could have avoided an additional 230 tonnes or more of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere.

Our partnership with “Community Wood Recycling” not only helps to preserve resources, but also provides opportunities to contribute to a fairer, healthier and more inclusive society.