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Capita Symonds commits to WRAP

5 July 2010

Capita Symonds has signed up to WRAP’s Halving Waste to Landfill commitment.

WRAP logoThe company will seek to play its part in halving the amount of construction, demolition and excavation waste going to landfill by 2012 while working to adopt and implement standards for good practice in reducing waste, recycling more, and increasing the use of recycled and recovered materials.

Over 400 other signatories including Lend Lease, Network Rail, Skanska and Stanhope (you can see a full list by clicking here)  have signed up to the voluntary agreement.

Capita Symonds’ Head of Sustainability, Kate Nelson, says: “This is a great opportunity to improve our performance, reduce our carbon footprint and show ourselves to be a leader in the sustainability arena.

As part of our commitment we also want to raise the internal awareness of the principles of designing out waste which seek to minimise waste in the design process before we get to site. Over the last 18 months we have been working with Capita Architecture/Capita Lovejoy to prepare project case studies for WRAP on the Headley Court Help for Heroes Rehab Centre, several of the BSF Projects, and Maiden Lane. We have demonstrated a good track record and now we want to roll it out across the company.”