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Environmental, Social and Governance

At Widnes Galvanising we believe in the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives to manage risk, create long-term value for our clients, improve operational efficiency, give back to our local communities, and attract and retain new team members.


At Widnes Galvanising, preventing pollution and minimising environmental impacts are top priorities for our team members. Our efforts to reduce waste and lower carbon emissions span all business processes, from collecting steelwork from our customers to dipping steel in our galvanising bath. We strive to operate responsibly and sustainably at all stages of our business to protect the planet for future generations.

Below are a few examples of the Environmental initiatives we have implemented:

Sustainability and the circular economy

Widnes Galvanising commits to the principles of a circular economy.

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Environmental management system

We care deeply about the environment and sustainability and operate within an Environmental Management System framework based on internationally recognised standards.

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‘Green initiative suppliers’

As sustainability and good emission management are critical drivers for the entire Joseph Ash Group, we always try to look for suppliers with like-minded responsible environmental approaches.

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Decarbonisation with MODO

As part of the Joseph Ash Group, Widnes Galvanising is playing its part as the steel construction industry moves to net-zero carbon by 2050.

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Widnes Galvanising is devoted to improving our Social activities. This includes promoting the health and safety of our colleagues and visitors, enhancing the talent and diversity of our teams, and positively contributing to local communities. We prioritise responsible corporate citizenship to make a difference in our world. Our commitment to creating an inclusive work environment, supporting our employees, and fostering innovation is essential to our success. In addition, we aim to collaborate with local communities to create a brighter future for everyone.

Here are a few examples of our Social initiatives:


Widnes Galvanising conducts transparent, accountable, and ethical business processes. We are committed to identifying, mitigating, and managing business risks while adhering to all relevant laws and regulations. Our values and overall strategic vision guide our decision-making processes, and we conduct our business practices with integrity.

Furthermore, we seek out reputable suppliers and customers who share our values to create sustainable and trustworthy relationships.

At Widnes Galvanising, we believe that an ethical business is a responsible business.

Here are a few examples of our Governance initiatives:

Our chemistry, our values

Our values at Widnes Galvanising are collectively called ‘Our Chemistry’. This reflects our excellent relationships with each other, our clients, suppliers and partners, as well as the chemicals we use in our galvanising processes.

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We are proud to be accredited by / members of various industry bodies who hold us to high standards with compliance and qualification schemes.

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Quality assurance specifications

As quality and service are cornerstones of the Joseph Ash Group, Widnes Galvanising adheres to BS EN ISO 1461 and BS EN ISO 9000 quality assurance specifications.

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Download our safe deliveries poster

Health and safety are paramount at Widnes Galvanising, and this helpful guide provides safety information to all drivers who drop off and collect loads at our plants.

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