Sustainability

We are dedicated to supporting the communities where we live, work and conduct business

For over a decade, we have been focused on supporting the communities in which we do business by setting goals to reduce our environmental impact. We’re dedicated to protecting the safety of our people, the planet and our performance through sustainable business practices. Discover how our sustainability plan makes Wolseley Industrial Group an organization you can be proud to partner with. 

As an organization, we believe in the fundamentals of acting with integrity, driving results for our business and for our customers and valuing people at every level of our business. We believe that transparency is a critical factor in maintaining our reputation as a leader in the industrial supply market. Our annual reports are available online as a free download. We aim to provide our customers and business partners alike with an accurate and transparent view of our performance.

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People

We believe that our people are our greatest asset and we make it a priority to protect the people we serve through quality products and services. We are committed to doing good in the communities where we live and work with a focus on hunger, housing, disaster relief, clean water and sanitation and the skilled trades. We partner nationally with SkillsUSA and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We also partner nationally with Homes for our Troops, whose mission is to help build mortgage-free, specially-adapted homes for post-9/11 Veterans who were severely injured in the line of duty.

Planet

Our associates go above and beyond to comply with environmental standards. This means not only meeting all relevant environmental regulations, but also preventing and minimizing pollution. In an effort to ensure continuous improvement, each operating company is monitored against the group targets and reports against those targets regarding carbon and waste. Our targets for sustainability development that we are working to achieve by July 2021 include:

  • Reducing carbon emissions by 10 percent
  • Reducing total waste by 15 percent
  • Increasing recycling by 40 percent

We believe that our associates have a role in making our organization a sustainable company and our collective action can make a big difference.

Performance

We focus on sustainability in our everyday operations. This continuous performance will help us achieve our sustainability goals. Some of the steps we take to reduce our environmental impact include:

  • Incorporating hybrid vehicles in our owned fleet vehicles.
  • Offering financial incentives to sales associates receiving car allowances when they select more fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Using “on-demand” packaging to ensure that packages are the right size and we don’t ship empty space.
  • Creating an invoice preview tool to reduce the amount of printing at our physical locations.
  • Encouraging associates to utilize teleconference meeting technology, rather than fly or drive to a meeting.
  • Reducing waste and encouraging recycling wherever possible.

Our waste and carbon data is audited annually by a third party to ensure accuracy and our 2018 data was assured by PwC.

For more information about our sustainability plan, email our sustainability team.

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