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  • by Karma Loveday

Wave launches a Social Value Commitment

Wave last week unveiled its Social Value Commitment made up of four pillars that the company said would shape its business strategy, titled: company, customers and communities, people and planet.


“We aim to continually improve by maintaining and building on our quality, environmental and health and safety management accreditations, working to clear policies and processes and ethical procurement practices.” The accreditations include : Quality Management (ISO9001:2015); Health and Safety Management (ISO45001:2018); and Environmental Management (ISO14001:201).

Customers and communities

“As a great place to work, we work to enhance the potential for our people to succeed and provide value to the businesses and local communities we work with.”


“We support the wellbeing of our people and build confidence and aspirations by providing opportunities for learning, encouraging personal and professional development opportunities for them and their families.”


“We aim to reduce water consumption by 9.4 million cubic metres and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 1,500,000kg by 2026. Working collaboratively with all our customers and contractors, we aim to collectively save water, energy and carbon and reduce the impact of climate change.

Wave marked the launch with a volunteering day at at Tees Barrage, Stockton-upon-Tees, litter picking, planting spring bulbs and maintaining paths. It was joined there by staff from North East Procurement Organisation and eight North East local authorities.

HR director at Wave, Jane Austin, said: “Our business activities have always been designed to do good for people, the planet, our customers and their communities, and we want to hold ourselves accountable by clearly defining our purpose and goals…This is only the start of our plans. Our social value commitment will be central to how Wave will operate in the future.”


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