Partnership with global leader leads to award nomination

The established partnership between commercial recycler and social welfare charity Recycling Lives and global defence giant BAE Systems has been nominated for two awards.

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 seen: more than 3,000 pieces of unwanted office furniture recycled, reused or donated,  created an income stream for the Recycling Lives charity to sustain itself,  provided a kitchen to be used in a community cafe and provided training opportunities for current and future Recycling lives Residents; has been nominated for two Charity Times Awards.

The partnership has been placed into the categories: Corporate Community Local involvement and Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year.

Recycling Lives Fundraising Manager Kate Jackson, who nominated the partnership 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.

“BAE Systems chose to engage a local charity, rather than a profit making company. This has added social benefits and has proven that a local charity is capable and reliant of delivering services. This relationship has not only benefited them as an organisation, but has added value as it can address part of their CSR agenda.”