Employees of a sustainable packaging company clean up trash along the River Cam
A team of volunteers from leading sustainable packaging company DS Smith participated in a local waste drive in Cambridge in support of World Cleanup Day.
Staff at the company’s FTSE100 recycling depot, located in the industrial area of Garlic Row, Cambridge, rolled up their sleeves to pick up bags of trash along the River Cam to show their commitment to a world without waste and make a difference to the local community.
They joined 286 DS Smith employees in Europe, the United States and Asia, who also took part in the Global Day of Action which aims to unite millions of volunteers from 180 countries to help clean up the planet by participating to activities in local communities around the world. .
Wouter van Tol, Head of Government, Community Affairs and Sustainability at DS Smith, said: “I am very proud of our employees who gave of their time to support World Cleanup Day to pick up litter and help improve the local environment in Cambridge. .
“As a large global company, we take our responsibilities to the communities in which we operate seriously. Through these initiatives, we can support local people and businesses while demonstrating our commitment to protecting the natural world and integrating the circular economy into everything we do. “
Reducing waste is a key part of the journey towards a more circular economy, which is at the heart of DS Smith’s next sustainability strategy.
By 2023, DS Smith will manufacture 100% reusable or recyclable packaging and its goal is that by 2030 all of its packaging will be recycled or reused.
Earlier this year, DS Smith launched its 2021 Sustainability Report which describes how the company achieved seven of its key sustainability milestones, including achieving circular economy goals, managing water and forest and community engagement.
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