Lionweld Kennedy, part of Hill & Smith PLC, have been manufacturing in the UK for over 100 years and now, more than ever, we are committed to protecting the world we live in and enhancing lives through our ESG initiatives.
The Hill & Smith ESG strategy is aligned with the group’s purpose of creating sustainable infrastructure and safe transport through innovation. At Lionweld Kennedy, our actions are aligned with that of Hill & Smith and we continue to work hard to ensure that improving sustainability is woven into our daily working lives.
All our environmental management systems are certified to ISO14001:2015 through LRQA.
We are committed to reaching Carbon Net Zero by 2040 and have developed a Carbon Reduction Plan to show how we will support this target reduce our carbon emissions over the next 5 years.
With our Carbon Reduction Plan in place, we estimate our impact will be:
Here at Lionweld Kennedy, we have developed an award-winning apprenticeship programme, with 10 of our apprentices being employed in 2021. We are committed to further developing our programme and truly believe in providing vital opportunities to develop talent and provide skilled roles in our community. In 2022, we have been ranked as one of the top 50 SME apprentice employers in the country by the UK government. We also work with local schools and colleges to provide work experience and workplace tours.
Find out more about Hill & Smith PLCs Apprenticeship Scheme and talent development ambitions in their latest newsletter.
We have an employee-led charity committee promoting money raising activities to support local good causes and we also operate an employee engagement committee to listen to our employees’ suggestions and concerns, encouraging a happier and more motivated workplace.