17 August 2015
Official Green Flag Award sponsor DS Smith is continuing
to make positive steps towards improving its green spaces and those
in neighbouring communities.
The company, which is a leading provider of recycled corrugated
packaging in Europe, is making good progress in improving green
spaces near its offices, recycling facilities, packaging plants and
paper mills as part of its partnership with the environmental
charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The goal of the partnership is to enrich the experience, health
and well-being of local residents and visitors to these parks,
paths, gardens and allotments.
Having engaged with its 4,000+ employees in the UK and with
various environmentally friendly activities having taken place
around the company, the partnership has really gained momentum over
The most recent development in the partnership has seen Green
Flag Award judges attending site visits and offering professional
advice and guidance which is very valuable, especially in these
early stages when management plans are being compiled.
Green Flag Award Presentation Tour
After a nine-year hiatus, DS Smith helped bring back the Green
Flag Award ceremonies at the end of July, recognising and
celebrating all the worthy winners. At each of the ceremonies, a
representative from DS Smith awarded numerous individuals and
groups their Green Flags.
DS Smith recycling division's European Commercial Director and
Keep Britain Tidy trustee, Mathew Prosser, said: "I am
delighted that DS Smith was able to help re-launch these
prestigious ceremonies to celebrate the wonderful work of groups
across the country.
"The work they do to ensure we have clean and tidy green
spaces in our communities is inspiring and it's important they have
the platform they deserve to receive their awards.
"Going forward we are looking forward to further developing
the green spaces around DS Smith sites and anticipate we'll be able
to win our own Green Flags in the future."
Before and after pictures from the DS Smith Packaging site,
Crumlin. Employees worked hard to clear the dead plants which were
unsightly and collected rubbish. Crumlin have also made a path as
an alternative route from the carpark to the factory, allowing an
opportunity for staff to appreciate the surrounding nature and