Grant goes even greener

Grant 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 all consuming passion for recycling as part of his role as Grant UK’s 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 says;

“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 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 is a part of the furniture and a member of the HQ family at the Devizes based off-grid heating solution provider. He has undertaken a number of roles in his time with Grant UK having worked in sales, responsible for Wales & East Anglia, 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 working here; 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 and the likes, it is surprising the huge volume of waste generated by the 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 (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.”

For further information, visit www.grantuk.com.