Corporate Social Responsibility

GRG Waste UK recognises that its business operations and processes may have an impact on social, economic and environmental issues outside of the workplace. It also commits to ensuring and maintaining socially responsible behaviour within the workplace.

We seek to sustain a business that is successful and respected in its ethical standing by our stakeholders. These include customers, clients, investors, regulators, suppliers and the community. We embrace the role our business plays on a day to day basis in contributing to a better society.

We are aware that the running of our business will, in many ways, affect our place of work, the community and the wider environment in which we operate. We believe that the way we run our business can and should make a positive difference in these areas and we aim to ensure that continued efforts are made to achieve that.


Our corporate social responsibilities are identifiable in the following areas:

Environment: With regard to the business’ impact upon the environment, we are committed, amongst other initiatives, to prevent the production of waste as far as possible. In line with the Waste Hierarchy, if waste can't be prevented, it should be reused where possible. After re-use, the preferred option is to recycle the material, and then recovery.

Charitable/community work: We are keen to support and become involved in community initiatives and charitable work. We do this in the form of sponsorship, donations to national and local charities which may be suggested by our staff, and the funding of community projects. Every suggestion is given due consideration.

Education: We recognise the importance of education in our community and supporting individuals during this process is key to advancement. We actively encourage our employees to take up training courses, often funded by ourselves, and we offer a number of work experience placements and internships.

Our employees: We keep our staff fully informed of our policies and procedures and we encourage them to share their ideas with us on both internal processes affecting them, and the way our service is provided to customers/clients. We maintain an open and honest approach to all of our communications.

Equal Opportunities: We are committed to providing an environment of equal opportunities for all members of our workforce. No account of any of the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 shall be taken to a detrimental effect in any decision involving recruitment, promotion, provision of facilities etc.

Business partnerships: We will strive to engage with local suppliers and businesses where possible to meet the business’ operational needs, in order to support businesses within our area and decrease our carbon footprint.


In respect of our entire CSR initiative, we expect no lesser standards from our suppliers and business partners.

We are fully committed to the principle of CSR and aim to ensure that no relevant policy decisions are made within the business, without first evaluating the potential CSR impact.

Charity Ball in aid of Dementia UK

GRG Waste UK has raised over £9k for Dementia UK following their third annual charity gala.

Employees and customers of GRG Waste UK were welcomed to the fabulous Las Vegas Nevada and took part in various fundraisers throughout the evening, including a live auction, silent auction, lucky dip, and casino games, alongside fabulous live entertainment and delicious food.  

They had initially set a fundraising target of £5,000 for the charity event, however, their efforts exceeded expectations by raising a total of £9,036.13.

Hampshire in Harmony in aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

GRG Waste UK sponsored the ‘Hampshire in Harmony’ event on Saturday 21st October 2023, a combined choirs fundraising concert, in aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. The idea for the event was born out of a wish to show support to our emergency workers who continued to save lives during the Covid pandemic, ignoring all risks to themselves.

The event raised a staggering £2,812.21 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, and GRG Waste UK are proud to support such a worthy cause.

Wear it Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer Now

On Thursday 19th October, our team across the UK took part in a Wear it Pink Day to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. The 'Wear it Pink' campaign takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness month to raise awareness of the signs of breast cancer, with this year's focus on raising awareness of secondary breast cancer. 

The GRG sites organised their own 'Bake Off', rocked pink hi vis. We were delighted with everyone's efforts across the sites and the event raised £900 for a deserving cause.

Mental Health Awareness Week donation to Mind St Helens

Mind St Helens who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding.

On Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, Novum donated £2000 to Mind St Helens to fund New IT equipment at their office so that the charity can continue to provide an efficient service to those seeking help.

Quarterly Donations to Droitwich Spa Food Bank

Droitwich Spa Food Bank are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Our team at Unit 145 chip in and collect food to donate to our local food bank every quarter.

Charity Ball in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

GRG Waste UK has raised more than £8,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support following their second annual charity gala.

Employees and customers of GRG Waste UK were wined, dined, and entertained at the winter wonderland themed event alongside their friends and family and took part in various fundraisers throughout the evening, including a silent auction, live auction, grand prize draw and lucky dip.

They had initially set a fundraising target of £5,000 for the charity event, however, their efforts exceeded expectations by raising a total of £8,336.06.

Sellebrity Soccer in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

On Saturday 1st May, Greenway Environmental were the main shirt sponsors for a local Sellebrity Soccer Charity Football Match at Crewe Alexandra Football Club raising vital funds for the Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Our Bootle Site Manager played alongside Dean Gaffney, Dan Osborne, Martyn Ford, James Argent, Shayne Ward and many others, and raised £3,200 in aid of a deserving cause.

Free of Charge Waste Collections for Home Start Teeside

Since Spring 2020, Covid has induced many businesses and organisations to stock up on hand sanitiser in prodigious amounts. However, hand sanitiser does have an expiration date and requires compliant disposal by hazardous waste specialists.

Chloros recently agreed to carry out a free-of-charge collection of 56 boxes of 20x 200ml bottles of out-of-date hand sanitiser from a registered charity in Middlesborough, ready for onward disposal through our market-leading hazardous waste transfer facility.

Brown Edge Community Orchard Sponsorship

Greenway sponsored the 20th Staffordshire Moorlands District Council community orchard in Brown Edge for the Queen’s Green Canopy in 2022, so the local community can enjoy the space as a place to picnic, harvest fruit and encourage home baking and community traditions, while acting as a habitat for birds, bees, and insects. Employees from Greenway volunteered with the planting of the orchard at the community project.

Advent Calendar Donation to St Marie’s Guides Widnes

In November 2021, Greenway Environmental donated advent calendars to St Marie’s Guides in Widnes to put a smile on the children’s faces at Christmas.

128 calendars were donated to the Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Rainbows, Anchor Boys, and the Junior and Senior Boy’s Brigade to ensure all the children had a door to open on the 1st of December.

Charity Partnership with the British Heart Foundation

GRG Waste UK formed a year-long charity partnership in 2021 with the British Heart Foundation. Staff from GRG Waste UK took on a series of challenges including a sponsored skydive and hiking 25 miles to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on the hottest day of the year.

Employees also participated in a Christmas jumper day, a funky hair day and inhouse raffles. The company also organised a James Bond themed gala ball which alone raised more than £8,000.

They had initially set a fundraising target of £10,000 for the charity partnership, however, their efforts exceeded expectations by raising a total of £14,638.

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