Recycling and waste management firm Recycling Lives has scooped the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development for the second time.
The company first won the award in 2010 and has now been recognised for a project at HMP Kirkham.
It’s Flat Panel Display recycling and employment project at the prison impressed the judging panel. for the award.
By establishing a busy recycling centre within the prison, and integrating the training and work experience opportunities there with the six-stage charity programme available at its own premises, Recycling Lives offers prisoners at HMP Kirkham the chance to secure supported accommodation and stable employment after release.
The company’s founder and chief executive, Steven Jackson OBE said: “We’re all incredibly proud here at Recycling Lives: to be recognised not once but twice by the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is a huge honour.
“For years, Recycling Lives has sought to develop effective and creative solutions to recycling and waste management challenges that prioritise not only environmental sustainability, but social and economic sustainability as well.”
He added:“Organisations need to see that it is absolutely possible to build up and sustain a successful commercial business while making Corporate Social Responsibility a primary concern.”
In addition to expanding its commercial recycling and waste management activities, Recycling Lives hopes to extend its social impact via its charity-led Community Dotcom services.
The company’s nationwide Community Dotcom schemes enable charities and ethical businesses to deliver reuse and recycling services to householders across the country.