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12 Sep 2022

5 impressive sustainable partnerships

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Greenpeace Day is just around the corner! In support of this day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to talk about 5 impressive sustainable partnerships businesses have come up with over the years!

The purpose of Greenpeace Day is to focus on making lifestyle changes to help preserve the planet. You can do this simply by reducing your plastic consumption to donating a tree which can be done on our reward and recognition platform. These statistics give you a bit of background knowledge on how much sustainability is valued in the workplace:

Consequently, some companies have understood the importance of sustainability in the workplace and have decided to take action in their everyday operations. Therefore, if want to hear about some impressive sustainable partnerships, read on!

1. Network Rail and coffee recycling

London’s biggest train stations have a sustainable partnership set up with green energy company ‘bio-bean’. The idea is that the 7000 tonnes of coffee waste produced yearly will be converted into bio fuel. This fuel is then able to heat homes and buildings. This has benefited Network Rail too they have been able to reduce their costs of sending coffee waste to landfill. As a result, they can reinvest their money into improving the railway. Next time you visit London and you buy a coffee near the station, remember where your coffee is going!

2. Selfridges partnership with zoo to reduce plastic waste

The next sustainable partnership is Selfridges who have agreed to stop the sale of 400,000 plastic water bottles to reduce plastic waste. They have partnered with the Zoological Society of London to raise awareness around the issue of plastic waste. Through doing so, they believe that this will change the behaviour of consumers to encourage them to make greener choices. It’s important to stay hydrated, so think about investing in a reusable water bottle that can be purchased on our shop. 

3. Formula One technology to supply cool energy for supermarkets

Surprisingly, it is thought that supermarkets are thought to account for 10% of the total energy usage in the UK. To tackle this, Formula One has partnered up with Aerofoil Energy. The aim is to reduce the amount of cold energy used in supermarkets through aerodynamic devices with Sainsbury’s being an example of a supermarket supporting the initiative. They have recently installed their 400,000th ‘Formula One fridge’. This is a ‘cool’ way to keep supermarket costs low and benefit both companies! 

4. Timberland shoes use recycled tyres

The next sustainable initiative is the parnership between Timberland and Omni United, a tyre manufacturer. The idea is that the rubber used from recycled tyres is used to produce Timberland shoes. Timberland’s senior manager said that the ‘collaboration is incredibly powerful, in that it’s creating both business and environmental value in the form of a more sustainable life cycle for rubber’. 

5. Ikea’s green initiatives across their business operations

Swedish furniture-maker has implemented sustainable initiatives throughout their entire business operations. As part of their supply chain, they have partnered up with companies who provide sustainable wood and 100% sustainable cotton. Ikea have more than 700,000 solar panels powering their stores, with plans in the future to sell them to customers. 

Let us help you celebrate Greenpeace Day and give the planet a bit of loving. We have put together a reward and recognition platform for your people.  As part of this, we have giving you the option to donate a tree. Over 8000 trees have already been planted by people using our system – why don’t you join them?

We hope you enjoyed reading 5 impressive sustainable inititatives businesses have come up with over the years.

If you want to find out how Each Person can help you look after your people and make a change in the workplace, contact us at support@eachperson.com 

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