21st August, 2014| News

As a business Winterbotham Darby is strongly committed to developing innovative and flexible solutions to reduce our business impact on the environment, encouraging all external partners to share in our mission to become a more efficient and sustainable business.

That’s why we’re proud to announce that we are now officially zero to landfill and have been since 23rd June 2014.

This has been our first key Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project and covers both our Redhill head office and Lancashire-based manufacturing plant, Deli Solutions. All waste is now segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable materials. Packaged food waste, where fit for consumption, is sent to Brighton & Hove Fareshare or other local food banks or to anaerobic digestion where this is not possible. Non-recyclable materials are sent to an energy recovery process.

Employees have been quick to take this on board and were involved in the project from the start to ensure they were engaged and understood their part of the environmental initiatives.Feedback has been positive and the plenty of people have adjusted easily to the change around the office

We’re continuing to reduce the total amount of waste we produce, and are looking at other green initiatives to reduce our use of resources such as gas, electricity and water. This is part of an on-going plan to reduce our environmental impact year on year.

What do employees think of the new recycling policy?

[twocol_one]Chris – “It’s good to be able to say that I work for a business that is exercising their responsibility to minimise land fill and protect the environment”.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Martin – “It makes you think more about recycling as a normal, everyday activity not something special or different”.[/twocol_one_last]

[twocol_one]Beckie – “I think it’s a great idea, spending a spare few seconds sorting the recyclables from the rubbish can have such a big impact on the environment.”[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Karen – “The anticipated trauma of losing my waste bin did not materialise. The recycling system was simple to follow and everyone embraced it very well.”[/twocol_one_last]