Nationwide Platforms has launched its first annual Sustainability Week to help promote corporate responsibility issues within the business.
Running between the dates of 25th – 29th June, each of the days will be based around themes of sustainability which include the community, environment, work place and market place.
On the final day, Nationwide Platforms will be providing volunteers from across the UK to help build a peace garden for Warwickshire College, as part of a Give and Gain Day. This garden will help introduce green space to an urban area and provide a new social space for the college.
The week will see the business engage their 900 plus UK based employees with a number of activities on each day. This will include a business-wide Charity of the Year vote, the launch of a volunteering policy, and a new Nationwide Platforms’ Green Award.
Updates of the week will be posted on the business’ social media channels, which include Facebook and Twitter platforms. In addition to this, Sustainability Manager Joe Keely will also be tweeting throughout the week via @NWPCRManager. To join in the conversation on twitter, participants are asked to include the #SustainabilityWeek2012 hashtag in their tweets.
The week falls around one year after the UK powered access leaders launched their Sustainability Policy. This includes commitments to reducing its environmental impact, as well as enhancing its relationships with the people and communities that are touched by the business. A new guide to Corporate Responsibility will also be released during Sustainability Week 2012.
Nationwide Platforms’ Sustainability Manager, Joe Keely, said: “This week will see our business encourage all employees to become a central part of making a positive impression. The ways to get involved range from volunteering for a local cause and considering alternative methods of transport, to simply turning off unused lighting or computers. Whatever the location or job role, everyone can make a difference, and this week can help us all begin to understand just how much we can achieve.”
Mike Potts, Nationwide Platforms’ Managing Director, said: “We all have a part to play in ensuring the environmental, social and economic sustainability of our business. The events and initiatives launched this week will help us achieve this by enabling our employees to make an impact that goes far beyond Sustainability Week 2012.”
Learn more about our commitment to Corporate Responsibility by downloading our Sustainability Policy