Grounds Maintenance, Landscape Creation, Arboriculture, Sports Surfacing, Parks management, IOS Managing Safely Training, Ecology & Biodiversity, Grass cutting, Horticulture, Street Cleaning, Soft Landscaping, Hard Landscaping
At idverde UK, we recognise the importance of the environment and the role our organisation plays in helping to protect the environment for future generations. Most of the people who choose to work for idverde UK have a natural interest in wildlife and green spaces, leading to a cultural bias towards making our communities stronger while helping improve our outdoor spaces and support wildlife conservation. With this key interest already within our people, we can see everyday examples of our colleagues working in ways to make our services and practices more sustainable.
We are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS ISO 45001 accredited, which supports and guides our practices and requires idverde to carry out annual Environmental Impacts and Aspects Assessments which touches on many aspects of the sustainability agenda. In a way of pushing on from our existing certified systems, we are now also fully committed to achieving B-Corps certification, which is a wholly ‘sustainability-focused’ process aimed at making all aspects of our business better with regards to Sustainability.
Our approach to sustainability has been tailored to suit the needs of our business, our customers and our stakeholders. At the outset of this process, we engaged with clients, industry organisations, strategic partners and our supply chain to assist in determining as broad and inclusive a scope to our strategy as possible. The framework we have adopted is to categorise our strategy under the headings of People, Planet and Performance, which is a corporate translation of the three-pillar conception of Sustainability.
1 | DEVELOP EMPLOYEE SKILLS AND WELL-BEING TO CREATE A GREAT WORKPLACE
4 | IMPROVE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
7 | SENSITISE IDVERDE AND ITS KEY STAKEHOLDERS TO THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND BIODIVERSITY CRISIS
2 | CREATE PARTNERSHIPS WITH
5 | IMPROVE WASTE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
8 | DELIVER EXPERT AND OPERATIONAL SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR OUR CLIENTS
3 | DEVELOP LOCAL EMPLOYABILITY
6 | PROTECT, ENHANCE AND RESTORE BIODIVERSITY
9 | INNOVATE TO SERVE THE ENVIRONMENT
10 | ACHIEVE B CORP CERTIFICATION
Our sustainability strategy reflects idverde’s culture: endeavour to always be exemplary, to establish long lasting links with our partners and to be at the forefront of our profession.
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We have a long-standing relationship with the RSPB and employ dedicated RSPB colleagues to help maintain, enhance and restore sites for Nature Conservation (SINC) and other green spaces for wildlife.
idverde pledges £40,000 per year to support community-led projects to improve their local green space or the public realm, enhance the local environment, and boost the wellbeing of local people.
Through the idverde Greenspace Development team, we deliver over 100,000 hours per year of community volunteering and added value activities.