Community Wood Recycling has been featured in the latest report for the Buy Social Corporate Challenge. This scheme, run by Social Enterprise UK, brings together a group of high-profile businesses aiming to collectively spend £1 billion with social enterprises in their supply chains. Our partnership with leading companies such including ENGIE, ISG, Robertson Group, Wates and Willmott Dixon not only contributed to the total sum of over £26,000,000 spent with social enterprises by scheme participants in 2019, but saved 1,172 tonnes of wood from the waste stream and 584 tonnes of CO2.
Managing Director Richard Mehmed said
“We are delighted that our work contributes to the Buy Social Corporate Challenge. Our collaboration has helped to save precious resources, and provides a path to employment for those who are excluded from the jobs markets, something that is now more important than ever. We are delighted to show how, by working with social enterprises, the construction sector can play a key role in developing the circular economy to the benefit of the whole community.”
Pictured – Richard Mehmed presents an award to Buy Social Corporate Challenge member Willmott Dixon to mark having registered 200 sites and had 4000 tonnes of wood collected since 2010