Grant Goes Greener

Simon VeitchGrant products normally take centre stage, but it’s not just the company’s ethos that’s green. An employee of 7 years, Simon Veitch, gets to realise his fastidious passion for recycling as part of his role as G-One Scheme Administrator.

Nothing gets past him when it comes to being green, from used plastic milk containers to discarded sandwich cartons, every item of recyclable rubbish has a labeled bin waiting to be filled and processed. Simon added “it’s important that we do this for future generations, I don’t want my grandchildren living on a landfill site! I see so much waste and it takes little effort to help the environment. I am currently educating my girlfriend and her family in new good habits”.

Simon is without doubt a part of the furniture and member of the family at the Devizes based HQ off-grid heating solution provider. He has had a number of roles in his time with the company having worked in sales, responsible for Wales & East Anglia areas, processing orders and returns between 2005 and 2008. He then took a 6 month sabbatical visiting Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Simon then returned to the fold, working this time within the marketing department. Simon remarked “It’s great; I still get to talk to some of my regular customers and also assist those joining our support and incentive scheme. “

With an estimated 32 milk cartons per month amongst the 6 bin bags full of plastic/glass/card/paper etc., it is surprising the volume of waste generated by the employees alone.  From a business perspective our metal, plastic, shrink wrap, cardboard and waste paper is collected and processed by local business, Wiltshire waste (www.wiltshirewaste.com). Any monies generated are donated to charity, with the choice of beneficiary being voted on by staff at Grant.

Mark Snook, Purchasing Manager added “When making business purchases it’s always a factor we try and incorporate in our daily routine. For example all our packaging is from an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved source.”

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