MNH features in the news - read the blog by Zero Waste Week founder Rachelle Strauss! #zerowasteweek
MNH's very own 'womble' Matt Rance is interviewed by The Telegraph's Gavin Haines. It's an interesting read...
MNH recently featured in The Sun newspaper in Australia on 19th August 2017.
Two of our Australian facilities have been recognised for their high performing work teams winning MNH's Refurbisher of the Year Award. A team from disability enterprise, Bindi Enterprises, Lifestyle Solutions (Bindi) in Alice Springs. The team share the award with a team at Darwin Correctional Centre who has won MNH's Refurbisher of the Year for the second consecutive year. The Sun newspaper were reporting on these awards following our celebration of International Day of the World's Indigenous People's on 9th August.
Our Headset Refurbishing Programme provides supported employment opportunities at Bindi for people living with disability. The work creates structure, empowers people and enables a foundation for reform for the inmates at Darwin's facility. The skills gained by the workers assists their transition and contribution to mainstream societal living. The fact that their work contributes to a significant reduction in landfill provides them with an added motive for involvement.
The team’s work at these facilities involves sorting, testing, sanitising and packaging headsets to airline specification and is quality checked by vetted staff before being returned in pristine condition to the supply chain.
We offer our clients the choice of using our in-house teams but MNH actively promotes the support of these unique sectors. Working with these sectors network wide provides a consistent, high-quality output whilst teaching back-to-work skills and providing a sense of worth.
All our partner workforces are paid at least minimum wage; a proportion goes to the individual whilst the remainder goes towards the charity/prison running costs, which in turn reduces the burden on the tax payer.
Our work with disability enterprises has provided work for over 1,000 employees and 600+ rehabilitating offenders have also benefited from our programme.
Congratulations to both teams from all at MNH.
Coinciding with International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, two of our Australian facilities have been recognised internationally for their high performance.
A team at Darwin Correctional Centre has won a workforce performance award, Refurbisher of the Year, for the second consecutive year. The team share the award with disability enterprise, Bindi Enterprises, Lifestyle Solutions (Bindi) in Alice Springs.
MNH is proud to partner with specialist workforces from both the disabled and prison sectors across our Global Network. We offer our clients the choice of using our in-house teams but actively promote the support of these unique sectors.
Ruth Mellor, Senior Industry Officer, Darwin Correctional Centre, says, "Our supported employees are dedicated and loyal; they take pride in their work and are committed. Their contribution is valued and they in turn value their own work with pride and satisfaction."
While Cindy Walters, Bindi Enterprises, Lifestyle Solutions Coordinator says, "It builds confidence and provides a sense of achievement to see their product in the community. Physically it assists with improving fine and gross motor skills, and cognitively builds on numeracy foundations."
This exciting news story has been reported in the local Alice Springs press. The article featured in the Centralian Advocate, a bi-weekly newspaper at Alice Springs in the Northern Territory with a readership of over 15,000 people.
Congratulations to both teams from everyone at MNH.
MNH features on pages 19, 20, 24 and 46 of Change Is In The Air 2017, Virgin Atlantic's Sustainability Report.
It's really great to see what a socially responsible airline can achieve with a like-minded supply partner like MNH.
Since 2008, high value recyclables in Virgin Atlantic's cabin waste have been collected and sent to us and we've helped them to reduce the total amount of this cabin waste to 453 tonnes - that’s a reduction of 43%! Together, this has been achieved through:
This has resulted in:
That's a Win, Win, Win!!
To read Virgin Atlantic's Sustainability Report in full click on the link below - it's a great read!