KWL maintains Investors In the Environment Accreditation

We are happy to announce that KWL continue to achieve the Green Level Award through the Investors in the Environment (IIE) accreditation scheme by implementing an environmental management system

The Green level accreditation is the highest achievable standard level within IIE and consists of a wide range of criteria being met, which demonstrate a sustained commitment and systematic approach to reducing the environmental impacts of our organisation. This included demonstrating a minimum 2% improvement in resource efficiency over agreed baseline figures for key resources used, such as gas, electric and water.

In addition, the Green level requires other essential criteria to be met- including having a recycling system in place, adopting a travel plan, and measuring the carbon footprint.

By qualifying for the highest level Green award KWL are classed as a green leader and help to set the standard for the environment amongst businesses

KWL achieved a 94% overall success rate, with all areas achieving above 89% and Section(s) Evidence and Communication, achieving the highest at 100% respectively.

As our ongoing commitment to the environment, KWL will continue to strive to introduce new initiatives and thoroughly monitor our performance against challenging targets to improve our environmental management system.

In recognition of our success Becky Taylor, of Investors in the Environment provided the following summary:

Kingstown Works Limited continue with their clear commitment to Environmental improvement and Corporate Social Responsibility. They have achieved success in their resource savings both in absolute terms and once normalised to show efficiency, as well as continuing to achieve a high score against the IIE Green Level criteria. Their commitment to achieving environmental targets is backed up by strategic support and engagement from Senior Management and will be key to achieving continuing improvements in the future.


Strong points/Commendation:

Strong set of resource savings. Highlights include the following reductions to baseline normalised per employee:

Electricity – 37.17%
Gas -21.58%
Water -11.48%
Carbon -45.64%
Waste to Landfill -33.15%
Paper -11.16%


  • Commendable and effective communication at all levels of the business.
  • A wide range of additional projects and actions are in place, which exceed the requirements of the IIE criteria.
  • Carbon Savings of 122T to baseline and 78T to previous year.