The Green Space Business Award® is a project being developed by
the DS Smith and Keep Britain
Tidy Partnership and we believe it will become an
exciting and highly sought after accreditation. Currently awarded
to DS Smith sites we plan to
extend the Award in 2017 to other businesses that demonstrate a
commitment to improving local parks and green spaces through
volunteering and fundraising initiatives.
The Award encourages businesses to take more responsibility
within their local community, by supporting and building
relationships with community groups, and in doing so, helping to
improve the environmental standards in nearby recreational green
Our First Award Winners
Two exceptional DS Smith sites were the first to accept the
awards at the Green Flag Awards 2016. Bolton Recycling received
their award for their continuous hard work with Friends of
Longsight Park community group, combining their commitment and
efforts to develop and maintain the local Longsight Park, since the
launch of the partnership two years ago.
DS Smith Crumlin Packaging received their award having
transformed their site by laying a pathway through a wooded area
and installing a bench and table. This enabled their
employees to enjoy the scenic route to their staff car park and
have somewhere to enjoy the outdoors, nature and fresh air during
working hours. The new furniture has also been used to hold
meetings on fine days.
As well as the pathway and new outdoor furniture, Crumlin have
developed an allotment, where dedicated employees with green
fingers can grow their own produce.