GD Environmental Signs up to the Sustainable Development Charter

December 22, 2014

The Sustainable Development Charter is Wales’ highest profile commitment to becoming a more sustainable Wales. Signing the charter is a voluntary commitment aimed at improving the economic, social and environmental well-being of Wales. 

With over 260 signatories already signed up to the charter, the network enables companies to come together as a community to share best practice, allowing industries across the country to deliver more sustainable developments for the long-term future of our country.

Regarded as one of Wales’ most environmentally considerate waste management companies, GD Environmental proudly offers its clients a recycling rate of 96%, whilst achieving a 100% landfill diversion rate.   

GD Environmental demonstrates its commitment to sustainable development through a number of green initiatives; including the companies’ bold ambition to become first carbon positive waste management company in the UK. Over the last six months, GD Environmental has invested over £500,000 into modifying and replacing its fleet of vehicles to operate in compliance with Euro 6 regulations. As well as planting in the excess of 30 trees in a local quarry owned by GD to offset the carbon emitted by the company.

Mathew Roderick, Managing Director of GD Environmental said “Sustainable Development is at the heart of all our operations here at GD Environmental, by signing the charter reinforces our commitment to promote long-term sustainable wellbeing of the people and the communities in which we operate”.

Last month GD Environmental’s green efforts were recognised on a national scale, where they were crowned Wales’ Green Champion in the Environmental Best Practice award category at the 2014 Green Apple Awards.

The Sustainable Development Charter is a Welsh Government initiative administered by Cynnal Cymru - Sustain Wales.

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