The Clearmark Clean-up: Annesley company organises litter pick to support their journey to net zero
By Tom Surgay
21st Jul 2022 | Local News
A company based on the doorstep of Hucknall organised a litter pick last week to support their sustainability journey to net zero.
Clearmark Solutions, a manufacturer based at Sherwood Business Park in Annesley, ran the event which they coined 'The Clearmark Clean-up' last Friday (15 July).
The company has been doing their bit to show commitment to sustainability and the local community, as they stride forward on their journey to net zero.
This vision comes from the very top echelons of the company with Chris Simpson, Managing Technical Director at Clearmark creating an ethos of "it's up to all of us to do our best to minimise the environmental footprint we leave behind".
The Clearmark Clean-up was proposed by the company's newly formed sustainability team in collaboration with staff.
It was not only viewed as a great opportunity to keep the business park tidy and free from litter but it was also seen as a chance for employees to step away from their workstations for the afternoon and enjoy the lovely warm weather the country has been experiencing.
As well as this, the litter pick offered an opportunity for people to connect with colleagues from different areas of the business.
Abbie, one of the volunteer litter pickers said: "It was great to get out of the office for an hour and do our bit for the community. Not only was it beneficial to the local environment but it also allowed me to catch up with colleagues I wouldn't always work alongside"
The volunteers collected an array of general and recyclable waste, which was responsibly disposed of onsite.
A representative of Clearmark Solutions said: "We recycle all that we can at our head office buildings, from scrap metal, cardboard and paper to plastics and more."
This is another step along the road to their journey towards net zero and a demonstration of their commitment to the cause.
Clearmark has already made significant movements to maximise its current efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. These efforts include: monitoring waste management; installing electric car charging points; utilising technology for efficient team development; and upgrading their office heating system.
Moving forward, the company plans to increase its energy efficiency by installing solar panels on both of their buildings in the near future.
To support the wider plan, Clearmark is looking for small but effective ways in which employees can get involved in ensuring the environment around them is maintained not only for them but also for the other businesses in the park and the wildlife that settles within it.
Sherwood Business Park offers some great walking routes that people can enjoy during their lunchtimes and a scenic fishing spot for the local people, therefore the company places high importance upon the upkeep and protection of the area.
Clearmark plans to carry out more company-wide litter picks in the future and is confident in getting more employees involved in what has proved to be a successful activity in making their move toward net zero achievable.
For more information about Clearmark, click here.