We have been putting our environmental and community values into action at one of the UK's busiest beaches.
Over 60 of our people plus family members and friends took part in the first-ever Banner Beach Clean at Scarborough's South Bay. It was fabulous effort by all involved, the teams worked up and down the beach and the surrounding area and collected over 28 kgs of plastic, glass and assorted waste from the North Yorkshire beauty spot.
This was a great way to put our commitment to local communities and the natural environment into action, with the beach clean running from 11am in the morning until 3pm in the afternoon.
Over 100 Banner people, friends and family members will be rolling up their sleeves and cleaning one of the UK’s most popular beaches this July
Along with Banner managing director Craig Varey, they’ll be doing everything they can to reduce the amount of plastic waste and pollution reaching our oceans by taking part in the Banner Beach Clean, at South Bay Beach in Scarborough on Saturday 20 July.
Organised by Banner’s head of facilities supplies, Andy Whiting, the Banner Beach Clean gives everyone at the company the chance to use their volunteer day by taking part. Banner employees are given one working day each year to volunteer for a local or national charity.
Our drive to make Banner's logistics operation even more environmentally friendly has taken a great step forward.
As part of our move towards a greener future and more eco-friendly service for customers, our transport fleet, Truline, has invested in 18 new, lower emission trunking fleet. The expectation is that these vehicles will deliver up to a 7% improvement in mpg. This to supplement investment last year in the delivery vehicles.
The '19 plate DAF vehicles, which feature the latest fuel and emission efficient diesel engines, will replace older vehicles in the fleet.
But there’s another move that could make a big difference to many, particularly if they routinely ship out goods. Changing the way these deliveries are packaged.
Most companies are aware of logistics’ impact on the environment, because the delivery of products to customers is a major contributor to any company’s carbon footprint. Even a few delivery vans out on the road can significantly increase carbon emissions, thanks to their larger engine size and the probability they will be driven for long spells.
CCS National Account Manager, Eric Mountain, will be taking part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) event on the 30th March to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) are a corporate partner of Cancer Research UK and participants, like Eric, have helped to raise over £16.4 Million to help beat cancer sooner.