DS Smith partnership projects update: Summer 2015

17 August 2015

DS Smith partnership projects update: Summer 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.

Their Vision

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 recent months.

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."

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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 outdoors.