08 May 2015
As official sponsor of the Green Flag Award, DS Smith
sites up and down the country are actively engaging with their
staff and communities following their pledge to support green
spaces across England.
Each of DS Smith's 52 UK sites are displaying DS Smith and Keep
Britain Tidy partnership posters, featuring photos taken during a
recent volunteering day. These posters keep the partnership at the
forefront of everyone's minds whilst publicising it to site
visitors; visualising DS Smith's commitments as a socially
Here's a taste of some of the exciting projects taking
place under the DS Smith partnership…
DS Smith Plc, London is working with the local
Phoenix Gardens and is in the process of organising a fundraiser to
help support a project the gardens are struggling to finance.
Bolton (Recycling) Depot has developed a good
working relationship with a local community group 'Friends of
Longsight Park'. They have already completed one volunteering
afternoon, during which volunteers transformed an overgrown and
treacherous footpath, making it accessible and safe for the public.
The volunteers also replenished a big flower bed, which is now in
full bloom. Bolton have their second volunteering afternoon this
month, when they will be repainting five metal benches and tables
for park visitors to enjoy.
Plymouth (Packaging) site are working to
improve an onsite allotment. They have an assigned team who are
responsible for maintaining the plot. This is a great example of
team work and a project that benefits the DS Smith employee
community at a local level.
Blunham (Packaging) site will be working with
the RSPB to develop and maintain an onsite lake. This ties in
nicely with the site's existing 'Healthy Hearts' campaign and looks
to be an exciting project for all involved.
Kettering (Packaging) site has begun engaging
with their local community, taking part in a recent litter pick
with Barton Seagrave Parish Council.
Outside the English border, other sites are also keen to get
involved. Packaging's Crumlin and Neath sites
are holding a 'Think Green' competition, which is encouraging
employees to suggest green ideas that will benefit the site,
community or the environment. The winner of the best idea will
receive a signed Cardiff Blues rugby jersey.Crumlin have also
started to create a footpath from scratch at their site, which is
taking shape nicely.
DS Smith are putting forward volunteers from four
neighbouring sites to be involved in Keep Wales Tidy's 'Lamby
Way Clean Up' on 14 May, as part of Clean Coast Week.
Their combined involvement will highlight DS Smith's
united dedication to improving green spaces.