Grant gets greener

Grant is pleased to announce that an employee of seven years has bought into the company’s green ethos via his all-consuming passion for recycling.

Simon Veitch, Grant UK’s G-One Scheme administrator, has made it his life to recycle everything from used plastic milk containers to discarded sandwich cartons. 

“It’s important that we do this for future generations,” he said.

“I don’t want my grandchildren living on a landfill site! I see so much waste day to day, and it takes little effort to help the environment. I am currently educating my girlfriend and her family in new good green habits too.”

Simon has taken undertaken a number of roles in his time at the Devizes-based off-grid heating provider having worked in sales, processing orders and returns between 2005 and 2008. He then took a six month sabbatical visiting Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay before returning to work this time within the marketing department.

According to Grant, with an estimated 32 milk cartons per month amongst the six bin bags full of plastic, glass, card, paper and the likes, it is surprising the huge volume of waste generated by its employees alone.  From a business perspective Grant’s metal, plastic, shrink wrap, cardboard and waste paper is collected and processed by local business, Wiltshire Waste. 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.”