Our Large Corporate Partners
IEMA is incredibly proud of the relationships we have built with our partners. We boast an excellent reputation among some of the biggest brand names in the world today. Our list of large corporate partners can be seen below.
2 Sisters Food Group
We are one of British business's most compelling success stories of the past 20 years. More than 20,000 colleagues drawn from 36 nationalities help to make a mind-boggling array of some of the finest food in Britain - from pizza to pies, from poultry to puddings, from prepared meals to ranges of soup.
We started out from very humble beginnings in the early 1990s, and from there 2 Sisters has grown to become one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Europe, producing great quality, great value food.
Aggreko UK Ltd
Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. Every household in Britain benefits from the work we do. We maintain the UK’s road and rail infrastructure, keep schools safe and clean, manage the UK’s defence estate, safely escort prisoners and keep prisons and courts secure. We also collect and process waste, as well as deliver utilities services.
All of this is underpinned by our leading consulting capabilities which uses engineering design and data analytics to better manage the services we all use and rely on. With over 1,800 consultants, engineers and designers, Amey Consulting is one of the UK’s leading engineering consultancies, with a strong reputation for asset management and pragmatic and deliverable infrastructure designs.
As an organisation that delivers public services across the UK and beyond, it is our role and our commitment to work with and empower our employees, our suppliers, our customers, and our wider networks to genuinely be a force for positive change and long-term benefit to society.
Website: Amey Consulting
ARCADIS is a the leading global natural and built asset design & consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate more than €3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.
Associated British Ports
At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.
BaxterStorey is an independent hospitality food service provider operating in the UK, Ireland and Europe, specialising in restaurants, cafes, deli bars and executive dining rooms for clients and customers in both business & industry and universities.
Our commitment to using fresh, locally sourced products stems from an inherent belief that in practicing so, not only do we deliver the most fantastic and high quality food service, but we also help to sustain the local supply chain, reduce energy usage, manage waste and minimise transport impacts.
We know that our business could have a serious and largely adverse impact on the environment; we have both a corporate and moral responsibility to manage and mitigate these impacts as best we can. Consequently, our commitment to performing in a positively sustainable fashion extends beyond the food we purchase and prepare, to include the physical operations of our entire business activity.
Our corporate partnership with IEMA underpins and underlines our commitment to reducing that environmental impact and enhances opportunities to further develop our sustainability engagement with our clients, customers, supply chain plus further develop the sustainability skills of our team.
BP is one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies. We aim to create long-term value for shareholders by helping to meet growing demand for energy in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.
Breedon Southern Ltd
Canary Wharf Group Ltd
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 17m sq ft of iconic London real estate, home to local and international companies and renowned retailers. It is diversifying into residential development and is currently developing the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank. The Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Website: Homepage - Co-op
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Coventry City Council
Coventry City Council is a metropolitan authority located in the city of Coventry. Some of the Council's priorities for the next 10 years are to:
- Promote the growth of a sustainable Coventry economy that benefits the city
- Create the infrastructure for the city to grow and thrive
- Provide jobs for local people
- Reduce the impact of poverty
- Increase the supply, choice and quality of housing
- Improve the quality of life for Coventry people by working with local communities
- Provide an attractive, cleaner and greener city
- Improve the health and wellbeing of local residents
- Reduce health inequalities
Coventry City Council has a progressive climate change and sustainability mission which supports the development and use of zero carbon technologies across the city. It is working to reduce congestion and air pollution by promoting new methods of mass transit and supporting modal shift including encouraging healthier forms of active transport. The Council continues to raise awareness and understanding of sustainability issues and its importance to life in the city working with organisations, the community and residents in stimulating major shifts in attitude amongst all who live and work across the city. We are the first metropolitan council to become an IEMA partner which demonstrates our commitment to the city’s sustainability strategy.
Website: Cranswick PLC | Great British Taste
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Department for Education
Eastleigh Borough Council
Website: Eastleigh Borough Council
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
Frazer-Nash is a leading systems, engineering and technology company. We help make lives safe, secure, sustainable, and affordable, using our skills and talents to ensure a sustainable future for society. Our work helps deliver a safe, secure world, where natural resources are conserved and clean energy is available to all. We focus on actions to reduce climate change; supporting rapid and far-reaching transformations in the delivery of energy, security, industry, and transport.
Our people are at the very heart of what we do, they are the reason our clients work with us to solve some of their greatest challenges. They are helping us support the transition towards a Net Zero, sustainable world. At the heart of our business are a set of self-defined core values. These are part of our DNA and we’re committed to upholding them: We care; We are trusted; We deliver success; We want to do things that matter.
Goldsmiths University of London
Website: Goldsmiths, University of London
Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd
GTR are the UK’s largest railway franchise, operating Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express, with services running from London to Cambridge and Bedford in the north, to Brighton and the South Coast. With over 7400 staff, we manage 239 stations and deliver 24% of all passenger rail journeys in the UK. We believe in operating in a responsible way, serving our passengers and to benefit the communities around our stations At GTR, improving our environmental impact to build back greener is a core company value.
Across our network we have established several initiatives to better our environmental impact and improve the lives of the people in the communities we serve. This isn’t just for the sake of compliance with government targets, we believe a core part of passenger expectations are for cleaner, greener and environmentally responsible travel providers.
Government Property Agency
The Government Property Agency (GPA) is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. Formed in April 2018. We deliver property and workplace solutions across government. We have a portfolio-led approach to managing central government general purpose property as a strategic asset.
We drive benefits through more efficient and effective use of the estate through:
- Owning and operating the central government general purpose estate.
- Partnering with client departments to realise best value outcomes for the taxpayer, great workplaces and ways of working for civil servants.
The GPA is an enabler for the delivery of Civil Service transformation, and the Government’s priorities for regional growth and strengthening the Union.
We are a team of property experts, drawn from private and public sectors. We have a deep skillset and perform a broad range of estate management roles. We are proud to be civil servants, but we behave like a commercial real estate company. We bring commercial expertise and insight into the government central estate to help our clients meet their strategic goals - and use government’s strength to secure the best deals.
We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which has leading global positions in aggregates, cement and concrete. Hanson UK is split into four business lines – aggregates, concrete, asphalt and contracting and cement – which together operate around 300 manufacturing sites and employ over 3,500 people.
Hitachi Rail Limited
HM Revenue & Customs
Howdens Joinery Co Ltd
HS2 is the proposed high-speed railway connecting London to Birmingham from 2026, Crewe by 2027 and then Manchester and Leeds from 2033. It will provide fast, frequent and reliable services for over 100 cities and towns, including eight of the UK’s largest cities. HS2 will be a catalyst for growth across Britain, opening up local and regional markets, attracting investment and improving skills and job opportunities across the whole country.
J Coffey Construction Ltd
At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.
Sustainability at Jacobs means ensuring long-term business resilience and success while positively contributing toward the economy, society and the environment. Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, PlanBeyond™ is our approach to sustainability — planning beyond today for a more sustainable future for everyone.
Our Global Sustainability Commitment Statement sets out our intent to integrate sustainability throughout our business by making it part of our culture. Our Climate Action Plan details how we will continue to make a positive environmental, societal and economic difference for businesses, governments and communities around the world.
Through this partnership with IEMA, we have taken a step further in our long-standing industry relationship, through which we continue to provide our staff with a prestigious platform for professional development and enhance our collaboration to transform the world to sustainability.
John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd
John Sisk & Son is an innovative, international, engineering and construction company. We are a progressive family owned business with long term vision, operating since 1859. Sisk is Ireland’s No1 provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. Sustainability in Sisk brings together the three pillars of society (our people), environment (our planet) and economy (our profit performance).
Our ambition is to maintain a sustainable business that is profitable and continues to uphold our core values of Care, Integrity and Excellence and delivers for our people and our planet.
• We focus on offering our people the best opportunities, developing them and provide a rewarding and fulfilling professional environment.
• We lead as a responsible business in our local communities and the wider industry. Our values guide our actions and our behaviours.
• We invest heavily in our business, people, technology and innovation to drive the future growth and success of Sisk and safeguard our long term sustainability
Website: Home (johnsiskandson.com)
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames / Wandsworth Borough Council
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils provide vital services to our residents, communities, and businesses. We have created a unique joint shared staffing model that focuses on creative service design and new ways of working. We work together across services and boundaries inside and outside the Council to deliver vital public services. Collectively we are the biggest staff group in London local government.
Both Councils declared climate emergencies in July 2019 and have since adopted climate strategies and action plans, with the aim of our joint organisation being carbon neutral by 2030. We are also committed to reducing the carbon emissions of our wider boroughs, covering over half a million people. We are taking action on retrofit of buildings, promoting sustainable travel, reducing waste, promoting biodiversity, protecting green spaces, low carbon planning and development, improving air quality, preparing for climate change and also supporting community action on climate change.
We have chosen to become a partner with IEMA because they are recognised leaders in sustainability and can help us develop and deliver on our climate goals.
Marks & Spencer
Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Ministry of Justice
Morgan Sindall Group
National Grid Group
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Following the successful pilot of our new Advanced Programme for Sustainability Ambassadors (based on IEMA’s Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management), through Northumbria University, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have progressed to corporate membership of IEMA.
In June 2019 we were the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency, committing to being Net Zero Carbon by 2040. With the NHS representing more than 5% of the UK's total carbon footprint, it is clear we are a significant part of the problem, but we plan to be a significant part of the solution.
Our vision is to be a global leader in sustainable healthcare delivery through collaboration and innovation, helping our patients and communities to thrive within the means of our planet.
We have published our Climate Emergency Strategy and have committed to becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2030 for our direct footprint and by 2040 for our footprint plus.
Membership enables us to access a wide range of courses that we can use to upskill our workforce as we aim to inspire, inform and empower our people to deliver Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine).
We also plan to open these courses up to other NHS organisations with the goal of sharing learning and collaborating for a more sustainable future.
NHS England & NHS Improvement
NHS National Services Scotland
The Norse Group
The Norse Group brings together property consultancy NPS Group, care provider NorseCare and facilities management specialists Norse Commercial Services.
As the largest commercial Local Authority Trading Company in the UK, the Group has a track record of delivering profitable and successful partnerships with councils nationally.
The Group’s commercial flair and public service ethos creates a powerful combination, improving services for our clients, saving costs and driving profits through economies of scale.
The environmental impacts of the Group operations are given the upmost consideration at procurement and through the life cycle of all projects and joint venture opportunities. Sustainability of materials, and a real commitment to carbon emission reductions are key to the progress of Norse Group’s development and ensures compliance to legislation and the requirements of ISO 14001.
NHS Nottinghamshire Healthcare
We are a major provider of mental health, intellectual disability and community healthcare services for the people of Nottinghamshire and surrounding counties. Our staff carry out a wide range of roles, working together to provide integrated and co-ordinated care and support to those using our services.
We provide services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency, mental and physical health services for people with intellectual disabilities and community physical healthcare. We also provide secure mental health services.
Health and environmental issues, especially air quality and climate change are directly linked, and a worsening climate has negative consequences for public health. In addition, globally, the health sector is a significant contributor to climate change. Nottinghamshire Healthcare recognises the importance of delivering sustainable healthcare services and we see being a Corporate Member of IEMA as a means of helping us to do just that. By sharing experiences, providing training opportunities and working collaboratively with colleagues from a wide range of sectors, and indeed other countries, we have a fantastic opportunity to lead by example and really make a difference.
Peterson (United Kingdom) Ltd
Princes Group is an international food and drink group involved in the manufacture, import and distribution of branded and customer own brand products. Princes’ brands and products span over 20 different categories including fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, soups, pastes, pasta, cooking sauces, edible oils and a wide range of soft drinks sectors. We employ over 7,000 people, operate ten food, drink and edible oil manufacturing sites across the UK as well as facilities in Italy, Mauritius and Poland. Princes’ heritage dates back to 1880 when it was established as a fish importing business in Liverpool. Princes first venture into food production followed in 1946, starting a period of diversification and growth which continues today.
Qatar is a growing country, and to accommodate this growth, a new, sustainable, and efficient way of getting both people and freight around the country was needed. Established by Emiri decree in 2011, Qatar Rail was given the mandate to design, build, operate and maintain the country’s integrated rail network
Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London is a Russell Group University and one of the UK’s lead research-focused higher education institutions. We offer our students a stimulating, supportive and high-quality learning experience, and we have a strong vision, mission and values focused on “opening the doors of opportunity” and being the most inclusive research-intensive university in the world by 2030.
We are aware that current and emerging environmental trends and challenges affect all aspects of our operation. In response to these risks, we are actively exploring opportunities and implementing initiatives that will continue to enhance our resilience to these environmental risks and challenges.
Our environmental sustainability action plan (2020 - 2023) was developed as part of our immediate response to these global environmental risks and commitment to embed good environmental practices across all areas of our operation. Specifically, our six-year 30% carbon reduction target against our 2018/19 baseline is our immediate response to the global risks associated with climate change.
Our long-term environmental priorities are to continue to improve our environmental performance and play an active role in supporting the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). We will also continue to engage with all relevant stakeholders and like-minded organisation to make our planet a better place to live.
We are a global university with students and staff from over 160 countries. The delivery of our environmental sustainability action plan is aligned with our 2030 Strategy and our Vision to open the doors of opportunity by combining our world-leading strengths in both education and research.
Rolls Royce Plc
Royal HaskoningDHV are global market leaders in Impact Assessment for complex infrastructure.
We are an independent, international engineering, project management and environmental consultancy with over 130 years of experience in delivering services in the fields of energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, aviation, buildings, mining, transport, planning and water.
We assist clients in all stages of the project development life-cycle from concept, detailed design and commissioning through to operations and eventually decommissioning.
Our track record of solving complex issues by using Impact Assessment processes is built upon our dedicated practitioners working in a collaborative way delivering environmental performance, social responsibility, engineering resilience and governance for the long term.
Our tailored solutions are underpinned by our 20+ years’ practical experience of Impact Assessment processes, environmental and social performance best practice (e.g. IFC, OECD, EP, EIB) and our detailed contextual knowledge of the activities being assessed.
RPS Group Plc
RSK Environment Ltd
In 1989, RSK’s founding members began their entrepreneurial journey; over 30 years later, and with more than 6,000 staff, we are continuing to evolve and grow. RSK is an independent environmental, sustainability and engineering consultancy operating across the globe including UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and South America.
RSK has a unique blend of consulting and contracting services providing end-to-end, bespoke solutions (sustainability, environmental, health and safety, and engineering services) to a vast array of challenges. We strive to be a world leader in the field of environmental science, research, engineering and technical services. Accredited and certified to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards / UKAS and MCERTS accreditation, RSK is proud to be a corporate member of IEMA as well as registered under the IEMA EIA Quality Mark Scheme.
Scania Great Britain Ltd
With more than 50,000 employees in over 100 countries, Scania is the leading supplier of Trucks, Buses, Coaches and Power Solutions.
During 2020, Scania signed up to the Science Based Targets Initiative. Our target has been set in line with our 2020-2025 strategy and is considered very ambitious, but required, if we want to really drive the shift. We are just one of 87 companies who has committed to the 1.5 degree Paris Agreement target and we are the only heavy automotive manufacturer to make this commitment.
Recently, Scania launched a range of electric vehicles and has promised to launch a new electric vehicle each year, which further displays the passion our organisation has to lead the way in sustainability and really make a difference.
Seasalt is a leading fashion brand with Cornwall and creativity at its heart. The core values of treating customers and all other stakeholders with respect through open communication, working to protect the environment and supporting local communities are as relevant today as they were in 1981 when Don Chadwick opened his first shop in Penzance.
Living and working by the sea is a daily reminder for Seasalt to do right by the planet. Seasalt were pioneers of organic cotton in the fashion industry and are committed to doing business more sustainably.
Seasalt’s Cornwall-inspired designs such as the Plant Hunter Coat and Larissa Organic Cotton Shirt are sold online in 156 countries, in 71 stores across the UK and Ireland and via marketplaces and wholesale partners.
Serco is a FTSE top 250 company managing over 500 contracts worldwide. Employing over 50,000 people, we operate internationally across four geographies: UK & Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and across five sectors: Defence, Justice & Immigration, Transport, Health and Citizen Services.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues sit at the very heart of what we do: delivering superb public services that transform outcomes and make a positive difference for our fellow citizens. We are committed to adopting sustainable business practice to reduce the environmental impacts of the services we deliver, the products and services we buy and the ways in which we operate.
We are committed to addressing the environmental and climate emergencies and supporting the net zero carbon ambitions of our clients and wider society. Our partnership with IEMA supports our ambition to lead, support and advise our people to be carbon conscious, resource efficient and to limit their impact on the environment.
At Siemens Energy, our mission is to empower our customers to meet the growing global demand for energy while transitioning to a more sustainable world. Our innovative technologies, extensive energy experience and an ambitious strategy to decarbonize global energy systems are all central to our efforts to be the partner and driver of the energy transition. And our top focus areas in ESG, innovation and transformation share how we're making the future of tomorrow different today, for both our partners—and our people.
Our tradition dates back 150 years. In 1866, Werner von Siemens converted mechanical energy into electrical energy making it applicable to everyday life. He exerted the kind of courage, drive, and determination we need today. As an independent company, Siemens Energy opens a new chapter in the Siemens history of energy technology. We will keep the best of our legacy while pushing the boundaries of what is possible. That is how we shape the energy of tomorrow.
Siemens has had a presence in the UK since 1843. Our founder, William Siemens, was one of the leading industrialists of the Victorian age, turning his concepts and inventions into practical solutions - many of which were world firsts. Today, we design and manufacture products and systems ranging from traffic lights, gas turbines and turbine spares to the superconducting magnets used in medical scanners and the drives that are behind many of the UK's manufacturing plants.
Siemens cultural mindset & core business value is to take care of each other and the world we live in. We are committed to ensuring Zero Harm to our people, our environment and anyone impacted by our operations at all times. Our vision is to foster a Zero Harm culture where health, safety and environmental excellence is an integral part of our behavior at all levels.
Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. The UK operation is one of the country’s top contractors.
Skanska, one of the UK’s leading contractors, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. Known for major projects, such as the Gherkin and Crossrail, we are building, upgrading and maintaining the country’s infrastructure. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive. We bring together people and technology, as part of our quest to make construction a safer and more collaborative industry. Operating around the world in selected home markets in Europe and the US, Skanska is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange and headquartered in Sweden’s capital city.
South Western Railway
At South Western Railway (SWR) we want to ensure that we are playing our part in reducing harmful emissions and running the most sustainable railway possible. Our vison is to provide solutions for an increasingly congested world, to keep people moving and communities prospering for today and for the future. We are passionate about sustainability and want it to be an integral part of SWR that is embedded within each function. We believe a better railway is a sustainable railway.
We chose to partner with IEMA to collaborate with other industries which are striving towards the same goal. Having a partnership with IEMA opens up a number of doors to new and exciting opportunities which will allow us to share knowledge and best practices with other IEMA partners.
Southampton Football Club
Southampton FC has partnered with IEMA to learn more about what the club could be doing better with regards to its environmental impact and have found them to be an invaluable resource in connecting with other organisations as the club constantly looks to improve its sustainability.
IEMA have provided staff training, new resources and advice and introduced the club to several key contacts in the Solent region, including environmental leads at Solent University, Hampshire County Council, Eastleigh Borough Council and other organisations, many of whom have been supported the development of the environmental element of Southampton FC’s sustainability strategy.
Southampton FC have launched its sustainability strategy to reach its goal of achieving carbon neutral status by 2030. The strategy encompasses four key pillars: Environmental Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility, Fan Responsibility and Social Responsibility and is embedded in the club’s vision and future.
The Hut Group
The LEGO Company
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
The Weir Group
Founded in 1871, The Weir Group PLC is a premium mining technology business whose purpose is to make customers’ operations more sustainable and efficient. We do this by seeing things differently; challenging the norm with innovative engineering, and delivering excellent outcomes for all our stakeholders. It is what has inspired us for 150 years and why we’re so optimistic about the future.
With 11,000 colleagues and operations in more than 60 countries, we are a global family fuelled by passionate people who are looking to shape the next generation of smart, efficient and sustainable mining solutions with cutting-edge science and our tradition of innovation.
Sustainability is at the very core of our purpose and therefore our strategy. We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and our sustainability priority areas can meaningfully support the achievement of eight of the seventeen SDGs. As the world develops, electrifies and decarbonises, it needs more natural resources, particularly copper and battery metals. We have a clear role to deliver solutions that are smarter, more efficient and sustainable to ensure these critical resources are produced more sustainably.
We also have a role to be authentic agents of social change, to truly care for our employees and to enhance our global communities.
Partnering with IEMA gives us access to best practice in environment and sustainability and enables us to build capacity to deliver our purpose.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
UKRI is the UK’s largest funder of research and innovation. Our organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
UKRI’s mission is to convene, catalyse and invest in close collaboration with others to build a thriving, inclusive research and innovation system that connects discovery to prosperity and public good. UKRI’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy sets out UKRI’s ambition to embed environmental sustainability into our activities both as a funder and deliverer of research and innovation in order to make a net positive impact on the environment. Our commitments include achieving ‘net-zero’ greenhouse gas emissions for our own operations by 2040. Collaboration will be key to achieving our sustainability goals, hence our Corporate Partnership with IEMA.
University of Bristol
University of York
Enquiring minds, inspirational teaching, pioneering research, global ambition, local commitment and social purpose. These are the foundations that shape the University of York.
Sustainability is a core principle that shapes all of our activities. Through our academic teaching and non-academic awareness raising we equip both students and staff to become leaders for change in order to enhance sustainability in both their future careers and personnel life.
We undertake innovative research to tackle the world’s most significant environmental challenges, identifying sustainable solutions.
Our daily support operations strive to reduce the negative environmental impacts we have as an institution, while maximising the benefits that we can bring to local, regional and global communities as University for public good.
Valpak is the UK's leading compliance scheme, managing the recycling obligations of over 5,000 businesses under producer responsibility laws. Valpak helps businesses to comply with Packaging, WEEE and Batteries Regulations as well as the Modern Slavery Act and provides UK-wide waste management and environmental consultancy services.
Valpak have partnered with IEMA as sustainability and environmental management is incredibly important to the business, our staff and members. In joining with IEMA we can help drive change within our business, educate our staff and help our members and suppliers to become more environmentally conscious and take practical steps to enact positive change. Being part of the corporate network will enable learnings for our environmental champions from other businesses, whilst supporting business collaboration for a better tomorrow.
Vitacress is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of fresh produce, specialising in watercress, salads and fresh herbs. It operates in the UK, Portugal, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Whilst the company aims to produce the freshest, tastiest, healthiest and most exciting produce throughout the year, Vitacress knows it has a role to play in the ever-growing climate crisis. We believe that when we look after our natural resources, prevent waste, and increase energy efficiency, we will reap the benefits – improved profitability, a competitive edge, and a continual supply of resilient natural resources being just a few.
We care. We are determined to leave things better than we found them. Our people care for and endeavour to protect and enhance nature, our growing business, and the communities in which we work.
By partnering with IEMA we believe we are better placed to make the necessary changes to become more sustainable and to engage our people better through knowledge, training and inclusion.
VolkerWessels UK is a leading multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors including rail, highways, airport, marine, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure. We have over 2,600 staff and bring together best practice through five business units: VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerRail, VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways and VolkerLaser. These have a long and successful heritage built on delivering quality and bespoke projects as well as providing specialist skills, plant and equipment.
Wienerberger is the UK’s leading provider of wall, façade, roof and landscaping innovations. We offer one of the broadest product portfolios in the construction business, including clay facing bricks (stock and wire-cut), specialist engineering bricks, the Porotherm clay block system, façade solutions including SVK fibre cement panels, the Corium cladding system and a wide range of brick slips. We also offer a full range of Sandtoft and Koramic clay, concrete and slate roofing products, Keymer handmade roof tiles, bespoke heritage products and a range of domestic and commercial pavers.
Founded in 1819 and with headquarters in Vienna, Wienerberger AG is the world’s largest producer of bricks and clay blocks, as well as being the market leader for clay roof tiles in Europe. Represented in 30 countries with 197 production sites, Wienerberger celebrated its 200-year anniversary in 2019. Within the framework of its Strategy 2023, Wienerberger intends to step up its activities aimed at the decarbonization of production and the product portfolio, the promotion of the circular economy and the preservation of biodiversity. The targets set for 2023 include a 15% reduction in CO2e emissions, as compared to 2020; moreover, all newly developed products are to be 100% recyclable or reusable.
Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group. Founded in 1852, we are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment and in 2018 were one of only six companies to receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the promoting opportunity through social mobility category. We create value for customers, stakeholders and communities by working in a sustainable and responsible way to shape the built environment and make a positive impact to society's well-being.