Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

The Journey of Volunteering – a Volunteers Perspective

As part of #iwill week, Georgina from Melin Homes shares her story of how volunteering helped her to develop her skills confidence and experience to land her first job with Melin Home. Cynnal Cymru member Melin Homes is a leading Housing Association in south east Wales providing affordable homes for tenants in South East Wales. As […]

Show your support for the #iwill campaign

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to make participation in meaningful social action, like volunteering, campaigning or fundraising, a normal part of life for young people aged between 10-20. Involvement in social action has been shown to create a double benefit- to communities AND young people by helping them to develop their skills and wellbeing. […]

Living Wage Wales

LIVING WAGE FOR WALES HOURLY RATE INCREASES TO £8.75

24% of workers in Wales are still earning less than the Living Wage for Wales. 15,117,264 in extra wages has gone into workers’ pockets in Wales since the voluntary movement started in 2011. The independently calculated rate reflects rise in cost of living  The Living Wage Foundation have today announced the new Living Wage for Wales of £8.75 […]

‘Our Future’s People’ – Your Green Future event with Severn Wye Energy Agency

Severn Wye Energy Agency have recently launched an exciting new sustainability project for schools called ‘Our Future’s People’. The project will run in 10 Powys secondary schools over the next two years, during which teams of students will work to improve the sustainability of their schools’ operations. As part of this project Severn Wye Energy […]

Sustain Wales Awards 2017 – Shortlist Announced

Cynnal Cymru are delighted to announce those shortlisted for the Sustain Wales Awards 2017. Cynnal Cymru have been inspired by all of the amazing applications we have received for the Sustain Wales Awards taking place in November 2017. We are pleased to see that so many exciting projects and initiatives are being undertaken by businesses, […]

Only 1 Week to Apply for the Sustain Wales Awards!

With only one week left to apply for the Sustain Wales Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver the seven national goals of […]

Innovation in Sustainable Procurement – Common Sense, Collaboration and Circular Thinking

In association with Orangebox Last Thursday Cynnal Cymru held a shared learning event in Bridgend College looking at sustainable procurement. The event had come together following informal discussions with a few of our members about the importance of procurement in ensuring a responsible and sustainable business. The supply chain is where most of the risks, […]

This September Be Involved, Be Proud and Be Tidy!

Calling all groups, businesses, schools and organisations across Wales! This September, Keep Wales Tidy are asking you to Be involved, Be proud and Be Tidy to help clean up Wales in one of the country’s biggest clean-up campaigns! Be Tidy, supported by Coca-Cola European Partners, runs throughout the month of September and gives people of all […]

Capital Law – Wales’s 100th Living Wage Employer!

The Living Wage Foundation and Cynnal Cymru are delighted to announce that Capital Law has today been accredited as a Living Wage employer. This means Wales has reached 100 accredited Living Wage employers. Since November 2016, Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales have become the official accreditation body for the Living Wage in Wales, and the […]

Future CAR:DIFF | exploring a ‘citizen-centric’ approach to sustainable transport

Following on from our Future CAR:DIFF event held last week, Dr Katie Beverley, Senior Research Officer at PDR, summarises and reflects on the presentations, Q&A and discussions, a number of key themes emerged, as discussed below. I was delighted to be invited to attend and summarise Cynnal Cymru’s most recent event in a series that […]