BAE partnership wins another award

The established partnership between commercial recycler and social welfare charity Recycling Lives and global defence giant BAE Systems has won another prestigious award.

BAE Systems has been actively engaging with Recycling Lives over the last six months on how to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill from their current decommissioning projects; while putting something back into the community.

This successful partnership which has just won BAE Systems in-house Bronze Chairman’s Award has seen: a large amount of unwanted office furniture diverted from landfill by recycling it, reusing it and donating it to other charities to enable the Recycling Lives charity to sustain itself.

BAE Systems has also provided a working kitchen to be used in a community cafe and provided training opportunities for current and future Recycling lives Residents.

The award is adjudicated through a tiered process involving Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and the winning partnership has now been given the opportunity to present to the next tier panel.

Recycling Lives Commercial Manager Mark Simpson said: “Both organisations have developed a strong relationship and together demonstrate that when there is commitment to create opportunity, it is easy to forge a productive and meaningful relationship.

“Recycling Lives has demonstrated that by understanding the needs of the corporate partner, we can work effectively to meet their high expectations.”

Dave Holmes, BAE Systems Director of Investment and Infrastructure Services added: “Working with a local charity, rather than a profit making company, allows us to support the environment, the local community and local charities. It is great to know that, while reducing our carbon footprint, we can make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves.”