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Accountable, traceable, sustainable and socially responsible

Besides creating a sustainable environment for stakeholders and the society we work and live in, we also incorporate economic performance, environmental and social responsibility into our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.

Our strategy is to reduce our impact on the environment where possible, protect our personnel, and generally improve the way we operate. This positively influences and impacts on all aspects of how we work and conduct our business.

One of the ways we have instituted this approach is through ONE Westley, an initiative that has strengthened how we communicate internally.

ONE Westley is how we build a community across the wider Westley Group. It’s a place where everyone has access to company updates and news, and ensures we’re all pulling in ONE direction.

Whilst we’ve incorporated robust economic performance, and the creation of sustainable value for all our stakeholders into our CSR strategy, we place equal emphasis on the environmental and social governance (ESG) of how we operate.

This has enabled us to define a profitable model that provides long-term value for our stakeholders, our people and our planet. By improving how we operate, we’re protecting both our business as well as the environment.

To find out more about our CSR strategy, our environmental and social governance (ESG) and the positive impact they will help us achieve:

Environmental Initiatives 2040
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We are committed to pursuing improvements in all areas of our processes and our products to help create a more sustainable world.

We already obtain 85% of our raw materials from recycled sources.

We already recycle almost 100% of our sand.

We recycle 100% of our metal waste back into our products.

We are constantly looking for new ways in which we can have a positive impact on the environment.

Carbon Neutral by 2040
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Our commitment to a more sustainable future goes beyond how we operate and what we produce.

We are continually investing in improving our waste management practices.

We are introducing sources of renewable energy across more of our sites wherever possible.

All with the aim of achieving our goal of carbon neutrality by 2040.

One Million Trees
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One of our biggest commitments to sustainability is our partnership with Ecologi.

Together, we have started the journey to plant 1 million trees by 2040 to offset our carbon footprint.

Our involvement with Ecologi doesn’t stop there though.

Part of our pledge guarantees investment in their work with communities and people around the world to help restore nature and positively transform society.

For more details about our involvement with Ecologi, visit: https://ecologi.com/westleygroup

Solar Technology
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We have already been purchasing a significant amount of our energy from renewable sources since 2012.

We want to support this initiative with our own, in-house renewable energy.

This investment in renewable energy sources will see solar technology installed across all our main sites wherever possible.

Our sites will have solar power technology installed with the aim of generating another significant amount of our total energy needs from solar power by 2024.

Ethics and Compliance
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We are open and transparent in all our dealings with our people and our customers.

We are committed to fairness and equality in all aspects of our employment and recruitment.

We attain and conform to all the necessary standards of occupational health and safety in all areas of our business.

We take our environmental awareness and responsibility very seriously and are constantly seeking and implementing ways in which we can achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

We conduct our business, among our people and with our customers, in an open and honest manner to the benefit of all.

Our Guiding Principles
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Ethical and compliant in every way

We will provide a service-driven environment, with all our people acting as the face of our business.

We will provide a culture of continuous improvement that ensures our people feel motivated and challenged by our business model.

We will provide sites that make our people feel safe, valued and organised, leading to their buy-in, with respect for each other and the objectives we share.

We will deliver industry-leading quality to our customers.

We will communicate with our customers in a timely and informative manner.

We will deliver on time and to specification.

Personnel Safety
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We ensure that our people are engaged caring and embrace zero tolerance of unsafe situations, non-compliance and insufficient or inadequate training.

We proactively measure, promote and analyse workplace activities.

We optimise our utilisation of raw materials and energy resources.

We all have an equal part to play in taking seriously our joint health, safety and environmental responsibilities.

Our BRONZE safety initiative is a simple but valuable way to protect our people when working.

Be aware of what’s going on around you.

Routinely check that everything is as it should be.

Only proceed with whatever it is you are doing if it’s safe to do so.

Never compromise, however seemingly small or simple the task.

Zero tolerance of anything that is less than as it should be.

Equality in safety to ensure the wellbeing of all.

Just one of the initiatives we’re implementing over time to safeguard the long-term physical and mental wellbeing of all our people.

Our People
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Our people are at the heart of our business

Together, the many talented individuals we employ are the face of Westley Group and widely respected by our competitors.

We want them to feel motivated, protected, secure and challenged.

Always dealt with professionally and politely, everyone is fully aware of our business objectives and the visions of each site.

With continuous development opportunities and improvement initiatives, they are fully engaged team members who understand their own objectives, as well as feeling empowered to contribute their own ideas.

Climate Change
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The biggest threat to the foundry industry is climate change.

We are proud to be facing this most critical of issues head on.

We are proud members of the Climate Change Levy scheme, a UK government initiative which responds to the impact of climate change by encouraging high energy using businesses to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner by utilising environmental tax and relief schemes.

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We are founding members of the UK Safety & Health Foundry Targets Initiative (SHIFT).

Designed and managed by the UK foundry industry, it’s a scheme to share knowledge and best practice across the industry to drive down the rate and seriousness of accidents in foundries and associated metals businesses.

It ensures that health and safety attains the prominence it deserves, focusing on a broad range of topics from risk assessment, manual handling, slips, trips and falls, to safe systems of work through to occupational health issues such as respirable crystalline silica, legionella, HAV’s and mental health.

Members not only share best practice but also statistics on health and safety so that effective benchmarking can be achieved leading to the promotion of health and safety improvement initiatives across the Group.

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