Story by Amy Gleave_

One year of Momentum Aftermarket!

March 15, 2021

Our ‘re-use, refurbish, recycle’ scheme for retail point of sale celebrates its first anniversary – signing up global brands & saving over 375 tonnes of materials from landfill in its first year alone.

In the retail industry, plenty goes on behind the scenes that the consumer never sees. For brands, it’s not just about creating exciting products to tempt the customers – it’s also about how their ranges are displayed to have maximum impact.

But when a brand refreshes its look and feel in a supermarket, pharmacy or shop, where do the big old plastic cosmetic units with all their components end up? You know you’re doing your bit – recycling your make up tubes and pots – but what happens to the much bigger problem of commercial plastic?

 

It was this issue that resonated deeply with us.

 

Just one year ago – in the midst of the pandemic – we launched our nationwide ‘re-use, refurbish, recycle’ aftermarket initiative. This innovative sustainability scheme meant that brands could send their old in-store stands and furniture back to us to be refurbished, re-used or recycled – rescuing waste from landfill.

And as we celebrate the scheme’s first anniversary, it’s already proving a huge success. Brands from around the world have been keen to get involved, ensuring their stands can be used time and again to dramatically cut down their impact on the planet.

 

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So, how does this sustainability scheme work?

Old or broken units, components or point of sale collateral are removed from stores – and rather than heading straight for landfill, we assess whether they can be re-used, refurbished or recycled.

  • If an item can be re-used, it goes straight back in to the aftermarket cycle, ready for when it’s needed in store.
  • Refurbished items go through electrical testing, cosmetic cleaning and graphic updates, getting them ready to be put back in the loop.
  • Items that are at their end of life are carefully recycled. We work closely with a range of recycling partners to make sure everything goes through the correct waste stream.

 

Photo of our MD, Paul, smiling at the camera. Plain black background, he is wearing a dark blue shirt.

Paul McCarthy, our Managing Director, said

“Throughout this very challenging year, our aftermarket service has thrived. Reducing the amount of waste that reaches landfill is important to pretty much every company on the planet and is only getting more so. This facility is crucial to our industry to enable the minimisation of waste and breaking the cycle of manufacturing more and more plastic, only serving a couple of years until it reaches landfill.”

In the past year, over 375-tonnes of materials have been reused or recycled rather than being sent to landfill through this scheme. We are in the process of bringing more and more brands on board to take part in this initiative, in line with our sustainability goals. This seems to be the way the retail industry is moving, and the more brands that get involved, the better for the planet.

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  1. This is really amazing.
    Have been thinking of such an initiative for India since a while as there is such a huge need to recycle tonnes of such retail material discarded time and again.

    Superb initiative and a perfect need gap solution.

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Momentum Instore support the UK government’s leadership in gender equality, and the requirement for companies to publish their data.
We are committed to ensuring our people are treated equally at work, across all levels and locations. This includes making sure they have the same opportunities for recognition, reward and career development, irrespective of gender, age, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation or disability. After all, we wouldn’t be where we are without our brilliant diverse teams.

We’ve worked hard with our leadership teams to provide consistency and transparency within our pay decision-making process to ensure decisions are made based on market data and role performance and we are confident that we have equal pay.

As you’ll see from our results in this report, we do have a gender pay gap, however this gap is not a pay equality issue as we pay our employees and workers according to their role and not their gender. Our findings show that our gender pay gap is due to the structure of our organisation and the unequal distribution of men and women across the company. For example, like many companies, men occupy more of our senior manager roles with larger salaries and bonus potential. In addition to this, the majority of the people included in our calculations are intermittent workers whose pay is an hourly rate fixed by our clients (lowest paid roles) and occupied mostly by men. Understanding the gender pay gap drives us to do more and we are committed to improving the gender balance of our employees and workers.

We remain committed to attracting and retaining the very best talent to the business and ensuring gender is never a factor in decisions and will continue to have a culture that values the fantastic contribution that both men and women make to our business.
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Rob Gleave
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Momentum Instore Ltd Gender Pay Statistics

Difference in Mean Pay
% of women who received a bonus

2018

-7.64%
-16.14%

Difference in Bonus Payout

% of men who received a bonus
% of women who received a bonus

2018

11.36%
24.79%

Quartile Ranges - % of employees according to quartile bands

Upper Quartile

% male
% female

2018

52%
48%

Upper Middle Quartile

% male
% female

2018

61%
39%

Lower Middle Quartile

% male
% female

2018

80%
20%

Lower Quartile

% male
% female

2018

78%
22%

All Momentum Instore

% male
% female

2018

68%
32%

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Where we engage third parties to process personal data on its behalf, they do so on the basis of written instructions, are under a duty of confidentiality and are obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of data.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

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In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.

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As a data subject, under certain circumstances, you have a number of rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data:

  • Request access – You can access and obtain a copy of your data on request (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Correction – You can require us to change incorrect or incomplete data we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Erasure – You can require us to delete or stop processing your personal data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing – You can object to the processing of your personal data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests (or those of a Third Party) as the legal ground for processing;
  • Request the restriction of processing – You can request the restriction of processing. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it;
  • Transfer request – You can request the transfer of your personal information to another party;

DATA SUBJECT ACCESS REQUESTS

All data subject access requests from individuals to view their data being held by Momentum Instore should be addressed to GDPR@momentuminstore.com. The Company will firstly ask you to complete a Subject Data Access Request form for the purposes of properly verifying the identity of the individual making the request, ensuring it is lawful for us to provide the individual with the requested information and to understand specifically what data is being requested. The Company will then supply the electronic information requested within 1 month from the date of request for standard information requests. More complex information requests may take up to 3 months.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact the Data Protection Officer in writing at GDPR@momentuminstore.com.

RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTON

The Company recognises an individual’s “Right to be forgotten”, and such requests should be sent to GDPR@momentuminstore.com.

RIGHT TO COMPLAIN

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT

In the circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact the Data Protection Officer at GDPR@momentuminstore.com. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.

Glossary / Terms

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). … GDPR is effective across the EU on May 25, 2018.

Data Controller – a person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed.

Data Subjects – means an individual who is the subject of personal data. In other words, the data subject is the individual whom particular personal data is about. The Act does not count as a data subject an individual who has died or who cannot be identified or distinguished from others.

Lawful bases for data processing – The lawful bases we use for processing data, as set out in Article 6 of the GDPR are:

  • Consent: the data subject has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.
  • Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract we have with the individual, or because they have asked you to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  • Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for your legitimate interests of the legitimate interests of one of a 3rd party (unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests).
  • Legal obligation: the processing is necessary to comply with the controller’s legal obligations.
  • Public interest: Where processing is needed in the public interest or for official purposes.

ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office (https://ico.org.uk). The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Prospect (Sales Lead) – Potential customer or client qualified on the basis or their buying authority, financial capacity, and willingness to buy. The personal data of multiple data subjects may be held by us relating to a single customer or client.

Client – Customer or client for whom we are contractually engaged to provide and deliver a service(s) or have done work for in the past and are likely to do work for in the future. Multiple data subjects may be held by us relating to a single active customer or client.

Supplier (Vendor) – A person or company that provides goods &/or services to Momentum Instore. The personal data of multiple data subjects may be held by us relating to a single supplier.

Insite – Our Client reporting and Estate management portal, hosted and developed by or 3rd party partner, Emphasys.

ERP – Our Enterprise resource planning tool delivering integrated core business processes.

CRM – Our Customer relationship management tool used to store and analyse prospect and client data subjects and relationships.

AD – Active Directory (“AD”) is a Microsoft technology that allows networks administrators to manage users, computers and other devices on a network. It is a primary feature of Windows Server, an operating system that runs both local and Internet-based servers.